French tourists die in bus crash in California

A charter bus carrying French tourists flipped and rolled on a highway overpass in Soledad, Calif., on Tuesday, killing five onboard and injuring dozens, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report.

A California Highway Patrol spokesman told the newspaper that four passengers were ejected after the bus crashed against a side rail on Route 101, careened across the road and rolled over, and landed on its side in the middle of the road.

One passenger was killed after being hurled off the overpass.

The CHP spokesman said 34 of the passengers on the bus were French citizens and one was a Canadian tour guide.

The tourists were on an eight-day sightseeing trip that began in Los Angeles, the Chronicle reported. The group left San Francisco on Tuesday and had made a stop in Monterey and Carmel.

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