Europe 1 with AFP 5:45 p.m., June 26, 2022

The driver of a private coach transporting members of a religious community died on Sunday after losing control of the bus which crashed into the facade of a building in Paris, near Porte de Clichy, learned the Agence France Presse, with the firefighters.

The driver of a private coach transporting members of a religious community died on Sunday after losing control of the bus which crashed into the facade of a building in Paris, near Porte de Clichy, learned the Agence France Presse, with firefighters.

"The driver, probably the victim of an illness, unfortunately died. We deplore 19 minor injuries, including a child," a spokesperson for the Paris fire department told AFP, adding that the accident occurred in the middle of morning.

1 dead and 19 injured this morning in a bus accident in Paris near the Tribunal @BFMParispic.twitter.com/lKnzUWFtBM

– Loïc Gazar (@GazarLoic) June 26, 2022

No casualties inside the building

An AFP journalist on the spot noted that the coach had knocked down a tree and a candelabrum before crashing into a building, not far from the Paris judicial court, in the 17th arrondissement of the capital.

The passengers on the coach were members of a religious community, said the spokesperson for the Paris fire department.

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There were no casualties in the building where the coach ended its journey.

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