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One dead, 44 injured in Swiss bus crash: police


This handout picture released by Swiss police of the Canton of Zurich (Kantonspolizei Zurich) shows the wreckage of a bus that crashed into a wall early on December 16, 2018 on motorway A3 near Zurich, killing one person and injuring 44 others. One person died and 44 others were injured on December 16 when a bus lost control and crashed into a wall on a Swiss motorway, multiple media reports said. Kantonspolizei Zurich / AFP

One person died and 44 were injured when a bus crashed into a wall on a Swiss motorway early Sunday, police said.

The accident happened on the motorway outside Zurich at roughly 4:15 am (0315 GMT), police in the Canton said in a statement.

Three people were seriously hurt, while the rest suffered minor to moderate injuries, they added. The cause of the crash, was not immediately known.

The vehicle, run by a subsidiary of the German-owned company Flixbus, was on route from the Italian city of Genoa to Dusseldorf, ATS news agency reported.

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