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1 killed, 3 seriously hurt in bus crash in Hungary

One man died and three people including a young child were seriously injured when a tourist bus crashed into a ditch on the side of a highway in Hungary, police and rescue officials said Sunday.

The incident happened on the M5 highway in the city of Kiskunfelegyhaza, about 115 kilometers (71 miles) east of Budapest, the capital. Police said the vehicle was a Polish tourist bus.

A spokesman for the National Rescue Service said a 35-year-old man died at the scene and 34 people were injured. Three people who suffered serious injuries, including a child about 5 years old.

Emergency services attend the scene after a bus went off the road and overturned in a ditch along the M5 motorway leading to Budapest, in Kiskunfelegyhaza, Hungary, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. One person is known to have died in the accident and others are reported injured aboard the tourist bus travelling from Poland to Hungary. (Ferenc DonkaMTI via AP)

Two helicopters and 14 ambulances were taking the injured to hospitals.

The bus was travelling toward Budapest and the crash happened around 6:30 a.m. (0430 GMT).

Emergency services attend the scene after a bus went off the road and overturned in a ditch along the M5 motorway leading to Budapest, in Kiskunfelegyhaza, Hungary, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. One person is known to have died in the accident and others are reported injured aboard the tourist bus travelling from Poland to Hungary. (Ferenc DonkaMTI via AP)