12:57 17 April 2013
A coach driver has died and at least three passengers have been seriously injured after a coach crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, 16thApril. The vehicle reportedly crashed on a mountainous road and then set on fire.
The incident happened before 2pm local time close to Alpe d'Huez, near Grenoble. According to media reports, officials have said that at least three passengers have been left badly hurt.
It is understood that a number of passengers were taken to hospital by air and this relates to those who were more seriously hurt.
It is believed there were 51 people on the coach and among those aboard were individuals from Britain. The vehicle was making a journey to the UK when the crash happened.
Emergency teams as well as fire fighters attended the scene in the French Alps.
Alpe d'Huez is a ski resort based in the centre of the French Alps. Grenoble, in the south east of France, lies at the base of the French Alps.
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