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Up to 16 dead after bus carrying students crashes and bursts into flames

A firefighter sprays water on the burned hulk of a bus that crashed and burst into flames near Verona, northern Italy, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Police say 16 people have died when the bus carrying Hungarian school students returning home from France crashed into the side of a highway near Verona. Thirty-nine people survived. The bus was returning to Budapest with students ages 15 to 17. (Italian Firfighters/ANSA via AP)

At least 16 people have died when a bus carrying Hungarian school students returning home from France crashed into the side of a motorway near Verona. (Picture: AP)

At least 16 people have died after a bus returning from a school trip hit a pylon of a bridge and burst into flames.

The bus was reportedly returning to Budapest from a school field trip in a mountain resort in France when the incident happened near Verona East yesterday.

Thirty-nine others were injured when the bus crashed into the pylon and immediately went up in flames.

 


epa05737406 A handout photo made available by Vigili del Fuoco (Italian Firewatchers) shows a burned Hungarian bus after an accident at 'Verona Est' highway's exit in Verona, Italy, 21 January 2017. Italian police reported that 16 people died in the bus crash as Hungarian students were reportedly returning to Budapest from a school trip from France. According to reports, 55 people, 39 of whom were injured and taken to nearby hospitals, were on board the bus during the incident. EPA/VIGILI DEL FUOCO HANDOUT -- BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE -- HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
39 others were injured in the crash which occurred yesterday night (Picture: EPA)

epa05737405 A handout photo made available by Vigili del Fuoco (Italian Firewatchers) shows a burned Hungarian bus after an accident at 'Verona Est' highway's exit in Verona, Italy, 21 January 2017. Italian police reported that 16 people died in the bus crash as Hungarian students were reportedly returning to Budapest from a school trip from France. According to reports, 55 people, 39 of whom were injured and taken to nearby hospitals, were on board the bus during the incident. EPA/VIGILI DEL FUOCO HANDOUT -- BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE -- HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
The bus was reportedly returning to Budapest from a school field trip in a mountain resort in France. (Picture: EPA)

epa05737404 A handout photo made available by Vigili del Fuoco (Italian Firewatchers) shows a burned Hungarian bus after an accident at 'Verona Est' highway's exit in Verona, Italy, 21 January 2017. Italian police reported that 16 people died in the bus crash as Hungarian students were reportedly returning to Budapest from a school trip from France. According to reports, 55 people, 39 of whom were injured and taken to nearby hospitals, were on board the bus during the incident. EPA/VIGILI DEL FUOCO HANDOUT -- BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE -- HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident. (Picture: EPA)

According to reports, some of the passengers were thrown outside the burning bus while others remained trapped inside.

Emergency services immediately rushed to the scene, where they remained through the night.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.

 

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Comment by The Future on January 22, 2017 at 8:59pm
Damn man, shame RIP, wow something had to be wrong with these buses, that bus is completely burnt-out....crazy!!!!
Comment by mssusieqno1 on January 22, 2017 at 8:43pm
Rip. Sad

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