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Briton dies in school coach crash in France

A British man died when a coach carrying UK schoolchildren crashed in France, the Foreign Office has said.

Pupils from Alvechurch School in Worcestershire were among the 48 passengers on the coach, which crashed near Chalons-en-Champagne.

Local sources said the fatality was a 61-year-old man. One teenager was also said to be in a critical condition.

People in the UK who are worried about relatives and friends should call the Foreign Office's helpline on 0207 008 1500.

The BBC's Jane Frances-Kelly spoke to Annita McVeigh.

  • 19 Feb 2012
  • From the section UK