BORDEAUX, France: Forty-two mostly elderly people died when a bus and a truck collided head-on and caught fire near Bordeaux early on Friday, officials said, in France's worst road crash in decades.
Another five people were injured in the collision on a country road near Puisseguin in the Gironde region about 60km (35 miles) east of Bordeaux, an official from the local prefect's office said.
A spokesman for the interior ministry said that, as far as he could tell, all the passengers were French and from the region.
President Francois Hollande, speaking on a visit to Athens, said he had been "plunged into sadness by the tragedy".
Sad news but In India people die cause they eat beef
the french are very rue and racist...good to see that 42 had a horrible death
RIP for the people who passed away
Unfortunate we thought it happens only in India !
RIP for the dead. Surprising that this has happened in France which has one of the best road safety standards in the world.
Extremely unfortunate. RIP
Thats truth of high speed highways
This is unfortuante
Unfortunate tragedy with sr citizens and negligence and reckless driving are the culprits for these tragedies RIP for the lost souls !