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Juncker: Paris attacker was a criminal, not a refugee

Countries should not react to the terror attacks in Paris by rejecting refugees, head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker has said - saying the attackers were criminals, not asylum seekers.

Jean-Claude Juncker urged EU countries not to refuse refugees Credit: PA

It comes after officials in Poland and Slovakia spoke out against the EU refugee relocation plan, saying the attacks had highlighted the concerns of people in their countries about taking in Muslim refugees.

One of the attackers appears to have entered the EU via Greece, where he registered as a refugee.

Speaking at a news conference at the edge of a G20 summit of world leaders in Antalya, Turkey, Juncker said:

We should not mix the different categories of people coming to Europe. The one responsible for the attacks in Paris... he is a criminal and not a refugee and not an asylum seeker.

I would invite those in Europe who try to change the migration agenda we have adopted - I would like to remind them to be serious about this and not to give in to these basic reactions that I do not like.

I see the difficulty but I don't see the need to change our general approach.

– Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission

France in mourning after worst road tragedy for 30 years

France is in mourning tonight after the worst road tragedy for more than three decades claimed 43 lives, including a 3 year-old child.

The smashed shell of a coach that crashed with a lorry, is now the scene of a huge accident investigation.

The passengers, mainly retired members of a walking group were unable to escape the fire. Most came from a small village in Puisseguin.

ITV News' Dan Rivers reports:


Official: Truck driver out of hospital and being questioned

More than 40 people, including a child, died in the collision between a bus and a truck Credit: REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

The driver of a truck which collided with a bus in Southern France killing 43 people is out of hospital and being questioned by police, officials have confirmed.

French Prosecutor Christophe Auger told a press conference: "The truck driver is no longer in hospital he is currently being seen as a witness so that we can get more information to exactly what happened."

Child found in truck takes French crash death toll to 43

An aerial view of the crash site near Puisseguin. Credit: RTV

A child has become the 43rd person to die following the crash between a lorry and bus in southern France on Friday.

The youngster was a passenger in the truck involved in the crash, local officials confirmed on Twitter.

Local media reported that the child was the truck driver's son.

The driver of the lorry also died in the collision.

French PM visits site of 'atrocious' deadly bus crash

The wreckage of the bus seen through woodland. Credit: iTele

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has visited the town near the scene of Friday's deadly crash between a bus and truck near Bordeaux.

Mr Valls said the way the 42 people had died was "atrocious" and described the crash as a "very violent frontal collision".

He added: "It's a terrible shock for the area, for (the region) Aquitaine, for France."

The bus driver was believed to be among those who escaped the inferno, while the truck driver was killed.

Eight people survived the accident, including four who were injured and in a serious condition.

The spot where the crash happened has been called an "extremely dangerous curve" and "very accident-prone"

Relatives arrive near scene of deadly French bus crash

Relatives of the 42 people who died in the crash in southern France have begun arriving near the scene of the collision.

People embrace each other outside an emergency treatment centre in Puisseguin. Credit: Reuters

A number of people were seen crying and being comforted as an investigation began into the crash between a bus carrying pensioners and a lorry.

Injured people were seen being taken away from the scene in Puisseguin on stretchers.

Rescue workers remove an injured person from the scene. Credit: Reuters

Aerial footage of the crash site, which is in the middle of a wooded area, showed the charred shells of the two vehicles.

Aerial footage of the crash site. Credit: RTV

A psychological unit has been set up to help those affected by the tragedy.

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