Norfolk schoolchildren in Germany crash

A COACH carrying Norfolk schoolchildren has been involved in a crash in Germany in which two Britons have been killed today.A spokesman for Cologne Police said between 10 and 20 people were badly injured in the crash on the A4 motorway south-west of Cologne.

A COACH carrying Norfolk schoolchildren has been involved in a crash in Germany in which two Britons have been killed today.

A spokesman for Cologne Police said between 10 and 20 people were badly injured in the crash on the A4 motorway south-west of Cologne.

He said a further 40 people suffered slight injuries after the accident, which happened at about 5.45am German time.

The spokesman said a lorry was also involved in the accident, between Kerpen Buir and Duren.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "I can confirm that two Britons have died. There are 29 casualties in local hospitals but we do not believe they are seriously injured.”

It is believed a lorry crashed into one of the coaches, which had stopped on the motorway hard shoulder. The second bus then crashed into the scene.

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Mike Pleasants, assistant operations manager for Ambassador Travel, in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, confirmed one of the coaches involved in the crash was owned by the firm.

He said it was carrying schoolchildren from the Norwich area to a skiing holiday.

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