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Stockholm-Berlin via Copenhagen bus crashes

The Flixbus long-distance bus fell over on its side in Germany this morning, resulting in serious injuries.

The crash of a long-distance Flixbus bus travelling from Sweden to Germany this morning has resulted in multiple injuries, the news agency DPA reports.

The bus left Stockholm before picking up more passengers in Copenhagen and was heading to Berlin on Autobahn 19 in Linstow, a district in Rostock, when the accident occurred.

A police spokesman on the scene said that 16 people had been injured, eight of them seriously. One of the passengers was stuck in the wreckage and had to be cut out of the bus by rescuers.

No other vehicles were involved in the incident and it is thought that the bus veered off the road for some reason and tumbled into the roadside ditch on its side.

Helicopters deployed
A total of 55 passengers were on the bus at the time. The police did not comment on whether the bus driver was among those who had been injured.

The highway was closed for hours from 06:30 in the Berlin direction as a result of the crash. A number of fire brigades and rescue workers including three helicopters were deployed to the scene.

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