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31 people injured after Germany bus crash

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German police say they fear a number of people may have died when a coach went up in flames after it crashed into a truck this morning in southern Germany, injuring 31 people and leaving 17 others to be accounted for.

Police told The Associated Press (AP), several people were severely injured in the crash near Muencheberg in Bavaria. 

They added that two drivers and 46 people were on the bus, which was burned down to a black, smoking skeleton. 

Several helicopters and ambulances were on the scene to rescue the injured people, and the highway was closed in both directions because of the accident. 

Police said the bus crashed into the truck at the end of a traffic jam, but had no information immediately about what happened to the truck driver, nor about who was on the bus and where it had come from.

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