A crashed bus is loaded on a platform at the site of the
accident on German A2 highway near the eastern city of
Dresden after the accident. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt
Nine people were killed and more than 40 injured when
several buses crashed into each other on a German motorway near
the eastern city of Dresden, police say.
The accident occurred just before 2am on Saturday (local
time) when a Polish bus crashed into the back of a Ukrainian
bus. The Polish bus then broke through the central barrier
and collided with a Polish minibus travelling in the other
The first bus then skidded down a slope.
Police said six of the nine dead had been identified. They
were Polish citizens. Some of the 43 people injured were
severely hurt, police said.
The A4 motorway, which links Germany with Poland via Dresden,
was closed for hours in both directions.