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Hungary declares national day of mourning for bus crash victims

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Published: 22 January 2017 Sunday, 10:35  AM

Hungary declares national day of mourning for bus crash victims

Bonn, Jan 22 (deutschenews24.de/Euronews)- Relatives arrive in Verona after a bus carrying Hungarian students crashed in northern Italy, killing sixteen people, most of them teenagers.

The Hungarian consul in Italy warned the number of victims could rise to 18.

The vehicle, which had been carrying students, teachers and parents returning from a week of skiing in France, went off the road and burst into flames near Verona.

Lanfranco Fossa who saw the bus on the fire spoke to some of the students, they told him most of them had been asleep. One said he felt the bus swerving and then there was a huge noise, which was probably when they slammed into the pylon,” he said.

In Budapest, a vigil was held outside the secondary school in the city centre.

Hungary has declared Monday a national day of mourning for the victims of the tragedy.

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