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12 Romanians injured in car crash in Hungary

12 persons were injured, some of them seriously, after a Romanian motor coach overturned near Szeged in southern Hungary, a local police spokesperson announced yesterday, Mediafax informs.

According to Alin Serbanescu, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE), the 12 Romanians that were injured have been hospitalized in Szeged, three of them in a serious condition.

The 12 persons were part of a group of 49 Romanians that were traveling from Spain by motor coach. The car crash took place close to the Romanian border.

Serbanescu stated that the Romanian vice-consul in Szeged is at the hospital where the victims have been hospitalized, while the other members of the Consulate are in touch with the group of Romanians but also with the Hungarian authorities.

‘According to our information there are no children among the injured’ Alin Serbanescu stated, pointing out that three people are in a serious condition.

The MAE spokesperson added that the other 37 passengers will arrive in Romania with another motor coach, one that the tourism company has probably already sent.

The local police spokesperson stated that the Romanian motor coach veered off the road, smashed into a parked van and then overturned.

The driver of the motor coach has stated that the car crash occurred because one of the passengers approached him and pulled on the steering wheel, sending the motor coach off the road. He added that he was unable to redress the vehicle that smashed into a parked van and then overturned. The passengers had to use the emergency exits and the windows in order to get out. The motor coach was carrying 52 people from Spain and was heading towards the border. The car crash occurred on road 43.

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