Polish bus crashes in Germany killing 12: Police

At least 12 people were killed when a bus carrying Polish tourists crashed with a car near Berlin, police said.

Last Updated: Sep 26, 2010, 21:09 PM IST

Berlin: At least 12 people were killed and
dozens injured today when a bus carrying Polish tourists
crashed on the highway southeast of Berlin, police said.

Arne Feuring, president of police in Frankfurt an der
Oder, told the news agency DAPD that seven of the wounded were
in critical condition, while another 27 suffered injuries that
were not life-threatening.

Feuring said authorities believe the bus, carrying 49
Poles on their way home from a vacation in Spain, crashed into
a car that was merging on to the highway and then slammed into
a pylon of an overpass.

The merging car`s 37-year-old driver was among the
injured, he said. An investigation into the accident has been
launched.

German officials said they were organizing an
information point for Polish relatives of the victims.

PTI