At least 12 Portuguese killed in bus crash in central France

              The interior and transport ministries said the crash occurred early Friday on a national road in the Allier region and near the small town of Montbeugny, which is just over 300 kilometers (185 miles) from Paris.. Montebeugny area in France. (Source: Google Maps)

French authorities say 12 Portuguese travelers have been killed in a bus crash in central France.

The interior and transport ministries said the crash occurred early Friday on a national road in the Allier region and near the small town of Montbeugny, which is just over 300 kilometers (185 miles) from Paris.

In a statement, the Interior Ministry said bodies were being gathered in the local meeting hall.

Gendarmes were investigating the circumstances that led to the accident.

Further details were not immediately available.

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