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Aussie among those hurt in France crash

An Australian man is believed to have been injured in a bus crash in the Somme region in France.

Four people were seriously hurt and 25 others suffered injuries when the tourist bus overturned.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has confirmed it's providing assistance to an Australian but did not provide more details due to privacy reasons.

The bus was heading from Paris to London when it flipped on to its side on a wet highway in the northern Somme region of France.

The Courrier Picard newspaper reported the bus skidded during a curve on the wet road, crashed into a barrier and then overturned.

Pictures from the scene showed the bus on its side with the windows smashed.

Other passengers on the FlixBus were from the US, Spain, the Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Britain and France.

The prefecture of the Somme said 32 passengers were on board.

The injured were taken to Amiens Hospital and several other regional facilities.

A press official, Herve Fosse, said most of the injuries were not serious and about half were not expected to remain in hospital.

The prefecture, which represents the state, said the bus left the road near an exit but provided no further details.

The low-cost FlixBus firm has its headquarters in Germany.

© AP 2019