Thirteen members of Czech Philharmonic injured in bus crash

Thirteen members of the Czech Philharmonic (earlier reports said 16) were injured on a return journey from Austria to the Czech Republic on Sunday - three of them seriously. The accident, which took place near Mistelbach, saw the bus go off the road and crash from a seven-metre slope.The driver had to be rescued by fire fighters using hydraulic equipment. All of those hurt were taken to hospital. The spokeswoman for the philharmonic said that only part of the orchestra was traveling aboard the vehicle; others had returned earlier to continue touring in Poland. In all, some 20 people were aboard the bus; the cause of the accident is not yet known.

Author: Jan Velinger