Coach Carrying Over 50 Passengers Crashes Down Ditch

A coach carrying over 50 passengers has overturned in a ditch off the M5 in Gloucestershire.

The crash happened at around 10am, however none of the passengers are believed to be seriously injured.

Police said the coach driver hurt his back in the incident.

The Highways Agency described the incident as "serious" and junctions 13 and 14 on the southbound side have been closed.


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