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.
Le car Flixbus qui s'est couché dans le fossé dans l'#Aude reliait #Barcelone à #Bordeaux. Bilan: un mort, un blessé en urgence absolue et 16 personnes en urgence relative.— France 3 Occitanie (Montpellier) (@F3Languedoc) October 6, 2019
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".