One dead in Alps coach crash

Reports from the Alps say that one person has been killed and several seriously injured in a coach crash in the French Alps.

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Statement from Brighton-based Skibound

Skibound regrets to confirm that a coach travelling from the resort of Alpe d'Huez was involved in an incident, 65 kms from Grenoble in France at approximately 13.45 this afternoon local time.

The 51 passengers travelling from Alpe d'Huez had been on their way home after finishing their ski season working for Skibound in various ski resorts across the French Alps. Also on board the coach were two drivers from the coach company.

One person has been taken by air ambulance to the local hospital. All other passengers are accounted for and are being treated in local hospitals or have been evacuated to a village close by. A special assistance team from Skibound is in place to provide support to those affected.

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