Polish pilgrims killed in French bus crash

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Map of France showing location of Grenoble

A bus carrying 50 Polish people (47 pilgrims and a three person crew) crashed today near Grenoble in France. According to police, there are 26 dead and 24 injured.

The Poles, many of them elderly, had been attending a pilgrimage at the nearby Notre-Dame de la Salette sanctuary. Emergency workers say the bus suffered a problem with its brakes while on a steep descent. It left the roadway and fell in a river below, where it burst into flames.