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42 People Dead After Bus Crash In France

Authorities say most of the victims were elderly people on a day trip with a social club.

By Ben Lawson | October 23, 2015

Authorities say at least 42 people died in a bus crash in southwestern France Friday. 

Most of the passengers died instantly, according to officials.

Most of the victims were reportedly elderly people on a day trip with a social club.  

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French president François Hollande has called for a full investigation into the crash, calling it an "immense tragedy."

This is being called the worst traffic accident in France since a bus crash in 1982 left 53 people dead, mostly children. 

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