Eleven injured in snowcat crash

Eleven people, among them five children, were injured in Rokytnice nad Jizerou, in the Giant Mountains, when their snowcat passenger vehicle crashed on its way down a mountain slope. Several of the injured were airlifted to hospital by helicopter. The vehicle had collected holidaymakers from several mountain chalets and was taking them down the slopes to board their busses home when the accident happened. Early reports say the driver lost control of the vehicle and it turned several times over before crashing into a stream. Police are investigating the cause of the accident.