More than 40 pensioners on an excursion have been killed after their bus crashed with a truck on a country road in south-western France.
The collision happened near Puisseguin in the Gironde wine region, east of Bordeaux, not long after the bus had set off from a nearby town.
This is the worst French road disaster since one in 1982 when 52 people died.
According to French media, the crash happened at around 07:30 local time (05:30 GMT) on a single carriageway road just outside the village of Puisseguin.
The force of the impact caused both vehicles to ignite.
At least 41 passengers on the bus and the driver of the lorry died in the blaze. Only eight people managed to escape, five of whom are injured.