Eight youths killed in Austria bus crash

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Eight young people were killed and 20 others injured early this morning when a small truck crashed into a German tour bus carrying young people towards Vienna.

Eight young people were killed and 20 others injured early this morning when a small truck crashed into a German tour bus carrying young people towards Vienna.

The accident happened on the main highway west of Vienna, when the truck jumped the central reservation and plowed into the tour bus, splitting it in half, according to police reports.

Another truck then crashed into the damaged bus from behind. Most of the children on the double-decker bus came from the Freiburg area and were on their way to Hungary

The injured were taken to hospitals in St. Poelten and Melk, near where the accident occurred.

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