Eleven Britons among 33 injured in French bus crash

The overturned bus by the side of the road. (Getty)

Eleven British nationals were among the 33 people injured in a horror bus crash in France on Sunday.

The Paris to London coach, operated by FlixBus, overturned at around midday on the A1 motorway, France’s busiest road.

Of the 33 people onboard the bus, 29 sustained light injuries and four were seriously hurt, police confirmed.

Authorities say 13 French people and 20 foreign nationals were onboard - 11 from Britain, three from the US, two from Spain and one each from Australia, the Netherlands, Romania and Russia.

A total of 11 Britons were onboard at the time. (Getty)

The Foreign Office said it was in contact with French authorities following the incident.

"We will do all we can to assist any British people who need our help," a spokeswoman told the BBC.


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A spokesperson for FlixBus said: "FlixBus is in close contact with the relevant authorities in order to determine the exact cause of the accident and to ensure all passengers receive appropriate support.

"An emergency phone number is available for the passengers and their relatives."

The smashed wreckage of the bus on the A1 motorway. (Getty)

The injured were taken to Amiens hospital and several other regional facilities. About half of those hurt were expected to be released from hospital shortly.

FlixBus said it was putting in place an emergency contact number and would provide a replacement bus service.

The local gendarmerie on the scene tweeted a photo of the bus on its side with its front window smashed.

The prefecture, which represents the state, said the bus left the road near an exit, but provided no further details.

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