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Belgium: driver arrested after fatal accident of French bus

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The driver of the French bus whose accident left two dead on Sunday and five seriously injured in northern Belgium was arrested following a positive narcotics test, according to the Antwerp prosecutor’s office. At the moment, the exact circumstances are not yet known.

The driver of the French bus whose accident killed two people on Sunday and seriously injured people in northern Belgium was arrested following a positive narcotics test, according to the Antwerp prosecutor’s office, quoted by the agency. release, Belga.

The 35-year-old man, who underwent a saliva test, is of French nationality, according to the same source.

Two dead and five seriously injured

Two people died and five are in critical condition after the accident of the bus registered in France which transported a majority of French and some Spaniards, indicated the Belgian federal police Sandra Eyschen and the local authorities. Twenty-two other passengers were injured more lightly, according to the police.

The accident, the exact circumstances of which are not yet known, occurred at midday on a motorway in the province of Antwerp near the town of Schoten. The red BlaBlaCar bus is lying on its side, windshield broken, according to photos of the accident during which it would have deviated from its trajectory and hit the concrete rail bordering the motorway.

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The section of the motorway where it occurred, towards Breda in the Netherlands, was temporarily closed to traffic.

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