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Footballers killed in minibus crash in Poland

PR dla Zagranicy
Paweł Kononczuk 26.03.2016 16:14
Three footballers were killed and five were injured on Saturday when a lorry crashed into their minibus in south-eastern Poland.
The scene of the crash. Photo: PAP/Darek DelmanowiczThe scene of the crash. Photo: PAP/Darek Delmanowicz

Those who died were players from local third-division side Wólczanka Wólka Pełkińska. They were travelling to a match. The crash took place near the small town of Kolbuszowa.

"On a bend, the lorry collided with a minibus, in which eight people were travelling. Three were killed, while five who were injured were taken to hospital," said Jacek Kocan, a spokesman for the local police.

He added that the drivers of both vehicles had been sober. "The causes of the accident are being investigated.” (pk)

Source: PAP

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