Six teenagers have died after part of a lorry became detached and crashed into a school bus in western France.
The freak accident took place in the centre of the town of Rochefort in Charente-Maritime, at 07:15 local time (06:15 GMT) on Thursday.
Those killed were aged between 16 and 18, according to French media. The bus was travelling from the Ile d’Oleron to Surgeres.
It comes one day after a bus crash in eastern France killed two children.
A boy aged 12 and a girl of 15 died on Wednesday when the driver lost control in snowy conditions near Montflovin in the department of Doubs.
As well as the six school pupils killed in Thursday’s crash, a further three people were injured.
Local authorities have set up an emergency number for concerned relatives to call: 0811 000 617.
Family members of the victims have arrived at the scene.
Both drivers have been taken in for questioning, according to regional news site Sud Ouest.