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    One Person Dead, 17 Injured in Bus Crash in South of France - Reports

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    A bus belonging to the company Flixbus with 30 people on board, including the driver, going in the direction Narbonne-Toulouse overturned shortly before 13:00 (11:00 a.m. GMT) for a reason that remains to be determined, media reported, citing the local prefecture.

    One person has been killed and 17 injured in a traffic accident with a bus in the Aude department in southern France, the newspaper Depeche reported, citing a communique from local authorities. The incident reportedly took place near Bizanet Commune.

    The Midi Libre newspaper noted that, according to unconfirmed information, 26 people were injured.

    ​More than 10 ambulances, 60 rescuers, two medical helicopters, and 10 gendarmes have arrived at the scene, according to reports. In order to evacuate the victims, the police have had to partially block the road, which has led to the accumulation of cars and long traffic jams.

    The company Vinci Autoroutes said on Twitter that at the moment, "traffic on two lanes of the highway has been restored".

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