20 dead in German bus accident

BERLIN (AP) -- A German official says 20 people were killed and another dozen injured in a tour bus accident Tuesday night near the city of Hannover in northern Germany.

A spokesman from Lower Saxony's Interior Ministry says the bus caught fire after the accident on the A2 Autobahn. He says it was not immediately clear why the bus caught fire.

The spokesman spoke on condition of anonymity according to ministry policy.

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