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British Man Dies, More Than 20 Injured in Bus Crash, FCO Says

February 20, 2012

Feb. 19 (Bloomberg) -- A British adult male died and more than 20 people were injured when a bus carrying schoolchildren crashed today in Central France.

Five people were “seriously injured” and 22 suffered “minor injuries” when the bus crashed near Reims, the U.K.’s Foreign Office said today in an e-mailed statement. It didn’t disclose how many of the injured were children.

The crash happened early today local time as the bus was returning from a skiing trip. It was headed for the Birmingham area in England, the foreign office said, without elaborating.

“We are currently investigating the incident,” the foreign office said. “FCO consular officers have been dispatched to the scene to provide assistance to those affected.”

The bus carried 20 adults and 29 children and the trip was organized by Interski Snowsport School based in Mansfield, U.K. The bus was operated by Solus Coaches in Tamworth, England, the office said.

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