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In pictures: Bus crash in Germany

Rescue workers at the crash site on the A4 motorway near Kerpen, Germany

The two coaches were carrying British schoolchildren on separate skiing trips to Austria.

Emergency services view the wrecked buses at the crash scene

The crash killed two people, one a 14-year-old boy and the other an assistant coach driver.

Fire crews study one of the damaged coaches at the scene

The cause of the accident is not yet known and is the subject of an investigation.

White marks on the road help with the crash investigation

It is thought one of the buses had pulled up on the hard shoulder and was hit by a passing lorry.


There were 29 people injured in the crash, four were said to be seriously hurt.

Policeman examines the wreckage following Saturday's crash

The motorway was closed for hours after the accident as police cleared the wreckage.


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