Jübek (dpa / lno) - A man crashed his minibus into a tree near Jübek (Schleswig-Flensburg district) and suffered life-threatening injuries.

The bus caught fire in the accident on Thursday evening, the police said.

It was not known why the man, who was sitting alone in his vehicle, got off the road.

He was badly burned and had to be flown to a clinic by helicopter.

A first aider also came to the hospital with smoke inhalation.