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Teenage travellers die in Chiètres car crash

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Teenage travellers die in Chiètres car crash
Photo: Fribourg police
10:10 CEST+02:00
Two teenagers have died after the car they were travelling in overturned on the road between Fräschels and Chiètres, in the canton of Fribourg, on Thursday evening, cantonal police have said.

The driver, aged just 15, died that evening, while the 13-year-old passenger died overnight.

Both were from a community of travellers living near Chiètres.

The accident happened at around 1730 on Thursday when the car left the road for reasons unknown and rolled down an embankment, police said.

It came to a stop upside-down, partly submerged in a canal.

Another man, also from the travellers’ community, alerted emergency services who took the two teenagers to hospital where they later died.

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