Coach travelling from Spain into France comes under hail of bullets

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A7 motorway near Valence.

ON THE evening of June 4, a coach carrying 75 Czech tourists including a number of children entered into France from Spain and whilst on the A7 motorway in the area of Valence came under fire, with six passengers injured.

According to a statement from a local prosecutor, in what has been described as an isolated incident, “An initial shot smashed the front windscreen and a second exploded the rear window of the vehicle a few seconds later.”

It appears that after emergency services were called, the six passengers including a child were treated for injuries caused by broken glass and that one woman has serious injuries to her eye. Investigators found a bullet from what they believe is a rifle used for hunting in the cabin of the coach.

Following the attack, all of the passengers except for those who were taken to hospital were transported home to the Czech Republic.

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