Bus wreck leaves one dead, 70 injured

Other News Materials 19 August 2008 05:24 (UTC +04:00)

A double-decker bus collided with a car on a narrow road Monday evening near an amusement park in Staffordshire, veered down an embankment and overturned in a residential garden in a wreck that killed one man and left 70 other occupants of the bus injured, dpa reported.

The bus passengers were described as Lithuania, South African and Polish farm workers who had spent the day at the Alton Towers theme park. The dead man was not yet identified overnight.

At least two of the injured were airlifted to nearby hospitals after the accident, which occurred about 6 pm (1700 GMT).

Five people were hospitalized overnight with serious injuries, including two victims in critical condition.

Dozens more were treated and released at University Hospital Birmingham and Selly Oak Hospital, and some 40 bus occupants described as the walking wounded were treated at the scene for minor injuries and shock.