Tourists killed in Greece bus crash on way to airport
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Four Russian tourists were killed and 30 others were injured when a bus transporting them from their hotel resort to the airport overturned outside the city of Thessaloniki in northern Greece, police confirmed.
According to the Press Association, the bus lost control and skidded off the road in the rain before dawn on, 9.5 miles outside the city.
The holidaymakers were being taken from a nearby resort to the airport, where they were due to return to Russia on a charter flight to St Petersburg.
The driver was among the injured and seventeen passengers on the bus were unharmed.
'It was a chaotic scene, with people sitting on the road, crying and tending to injured relatives,' paramedic Anestis Koukouridis told the Associated Press.
'One man managed to get his injured wife and child out of the bus. But he was injured too and he died moments later on the asphalt.'
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