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44 mostly Romanian fruit pickers injured in German bus crash

Firefighters and rescuers stand near the debris of a bus that crashed in Bohmte, near Osnabrueck northern Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Police say 44 people, most of them women from Romania, have been injured in a bus accident in northern Germany. Police spokeswoman Anke Hamker said the driver was on a country road near the city of Osnabrueck on Wednesday, when he lost control over his vehicle because of technical problems and the bus then fell on its side. (Nord-West-Media TV/dpa vis AP)
August 23, 2017 - 6:49 AM

BERLIN - Police in Germany say 44 people, most of them female seasonal workers from Romania, have been injured in a bus crash.

Police spokeswoman Anke Hamker says the bus had been on a country road when it overturned Wednesday near Bohmte, close to the northern city of Osnabrueck. Hamker says the driver lost control when the bus entered a roundabout and that the preliminary cause of the crash was brake failure.

She said six people were seriously injured, including a woman pinned inside the bus who was freed by firefighters.

Hamker said the Romanian women were in Germany as seasonal fruit pickers at a strawberry farm.

Romania's Foreign Ministry said that its embassy in Berlin was working with local officials to determine the victims' identities and their state of health.

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