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Two Cheltenham students who were seriously injured in a coach crash in France are likely to be flown home in the next few days.
The students from Cheltenham Bournside School were rushed to hospital on Saturday after the coach they were on crashed.
The school released a statement today which said:
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Police in France have suggested that the driver of a coach that crashed near the Swiss border while carrying British school children, fell asleep at the wheel.
Two children were seriously injured when the bus, carrying teenagers from Cheltenham Bournside School, came off the road on the A39 motorway at Lons-le-Saunier.
Ten students and one member of staff received ‘minor’ injuries. There were 48 people on board the coach which set off from the UK on Friday.
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A parent whose child was on board the coach which crashed in eastern France has told ITV News of the moment she got the call saying her son was safe.
42 students from the Bournside School in Cheltenham were on the coach. Two are in hospital with serious injuries.
The other students, who are aged between 14 and 18, will return to the UK later tonight. Among them, Mandy's son:
40 students whose coach crashed in France on the way to a holiday centre in Italy will return to the UK tonight.
42 students were on board the coach when it crashed close to the Swiss border.
One was airlifted to hospital with what are described as "life-threatening" injuries. Another was seriously injured. Their families are at their bedsides.
The trip provider which organised the holiday a group of school children were heading to when their coach crashed in France say the thoughts of the whole team are with those involved.
Acorn Adventure has outdoor adventure centres in Italy - a group of 42 students from Bournside School in Cheltenham were on their way to one when their coach was involved in a serious road traffic accident close to the Swiss border.
Another 10 students and a member of the school staff were injured and are being treated near the scene.
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