A coach traveling through Austria on Tuesday veered off the road and fell onto its side, killing a woman and injuring 20 other passengers, Austria’s APA news agency reported.
The accident occurred near the village of Micheldorf in the state of Carinthia in central Austria. The coach was en route from Berlin via Linz in Austria to Trieste in northern Italy, Austrian broadcaster ORF reported.
Passengers on the double-decker bus include citizens from Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Italy and Ukraine, according to APA.
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The woman who died was a 19-year-old Austrian, APA reported.
Most of the injured were taken to a hospital in Friesach, and one seriously injured person — a 25-year-old German woman — was taken to a hospital in Klagenfurt.
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According to the Red Cross, the bus likely hit a concrete guardrail and overturned, APA reported.
Fifty-five emergency personnel from several local fire departments participated in the rescue operation.
The Althofen fire department said many passengers, including injured ones, were still on the bus when rescuers arrived. Three people had to be extricated from the vehicle using hydraulic equipment. The remaining passengers were helped out of the overturned bus by rescuers using ladders, APA reported.