By Chris King •
Updated: 04 Mar 2023 • 18:11
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A bus transporting 40 schoolkids back from a trip to the French Alps mysteriously plunged down into a small creek today, Saturday, March 4. According to local media sources, the section of road that the vehicle was travelling on near the town of Corps was not covered in snow or ice at the time of the accident, and the weather conditions were clear.
The vehicle left the road and plunged down a wooded slope before landing in a ravine at the bottom. Fabien Mulyk, the mayor of Corps, revealed that the driver and his partner suffered serious injuries in the crash and were transferred to a hospital.
Miraculously, one other adult and 18 of the pupils escaped with only minor injuries. This has been credited to the fact that all the passengers were wearing their seatbelts during the journey, as reported by mirror.co.uk.
Mulyk explained that the ‘most probable scenario’ for the accident was that the driver suffered some sort of medical issue while driving the bus. An image posted by a local media outlet on social media shows the bus parked among the trees in the creek with a broken metal roadside barrier in the foreground.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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