A bus carrying school children crashed in northern Italy overnight and burst into flames, killing 14 of the young passengers, Italian media reported Saturday.
The bus was carrying students, mostly boys from Hungary between the ages of 14 and 18, when it struck a pylon and caught fire on a motorway near Verona shortly before midnight.
The vehicle came from France and was passing through Italy to return to Hungary, according to emergency workers cited in the reports.
The French bus driver may also have been killed.
Dozens of injured were rushed to hospital following the accident.