Sixteen dead, mostly Hungarian teenagers, in Italy bus accident – police
21 January 2017 | 1:42 pm
Italy's fire department releases video of the deadly bus crash near Verona in which at least 16 Hungarian nationals, many of them students, died and some 40 were injured.
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