Thirty-one folks have been injured and 17 are unaccounted for after flames engulfed a tour bus that crashed on the A9 motorway in southern Germany.
The bus was in a collision with a lorry close to Stammbach in north Bavaria.
Some passengers have grave accidents and there are fears that a number of others might have died. A number of rescue helicopters joined emergency staff on the scene.
A police spokesperson informed the DPA information company: “Realistically now we have to count on some fatalities.”
Police have blocked the motorway as rescue efforts proceed. It’s not but clear what triggered the collision.
A police spokesman informed German information channel n-tv that there have been good medical amenities in Bayreuth, not removed from the crash web site.