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28 killed in France crash

Lyon (France), May 17 (Reuters): At least 28 people were killed and 47 injured today when a coach carrying German tourists crashed outside Lyon in one of the worst road accidents in France in 20 years, French local government officials said.

The coach, bound for Spain, was carrying about 80 people ranging from teenagers to pensioners who had won the trip in a lottery, when it overturned around 0300 GMT.

Five of the passengers, who mostly came from northern Germany, escaped without injury, but 47 were injured, of which six were seriously hurt, local officials said. Police said the double-decker coach, was the only vehicle involved in the accident and appeared to have been speeding.

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