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Last updated at 17:30 (UK time) 20 Feb 2012

Bus crash in France

20 February 2012

Following fatal coach crash in northern France on 19 February, people worried about relatives or friends should call the Foreign Office on 0207 008 1500.
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A coach returning to the Birmingham area crashed near Reims, France in the early hours of Sunday 19 February.

On 20 February a Foreign Office spokesperson said:

“Our thoughts remain with everyone involved in or affected by the tragic bus crash in France yesterday morning.

“The Foreign and Commonwealth Office continues to provide consular support to everyone involved and is working closely with French and UK authorities.

“The majority of the 49 British nationals who were on the coach are back in the UK, however seven people remain in hospital in France.

“We would like to thank the French authorities and emergency services for the outstanding assistance they have provided to those involved in this tragic event.”

People in the UK who are worried about relatives and friends should call the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Helpline on +44 (0) 207 008 1500.

Foreign Office Minister's statement (19 February)

Statement on behalf of the Rippington family

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British Embassy in France

Emergency information from Interski Travel Company

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