The French authorities announced this Saturday the death of a 12-year-old boy in an accident involving a school minibus that occurred on Friday in the southwest of France, in which four other minors were also seriously injured.
In a press conference, the Agen public prosecutor, Olivier Naboulet, reported that the driver of the vehicle, which was transporting seven minors on an excursion as part of a summer camp, is currently in police custody, after a brief passage by the hospital.
The Prosecutor's Office announced the opening of an investigation for homicide and involuntary injuries. The 26-year-old driver has no criminal record and has undergone toxicological and breathalyzer tests, the results of which have not yet been released.
The accident, the causes of which are still being investigated, took place this Friday around 6:00 p.m. local time (16 GMT) on a road near the town of Houeillès, in the Lot-et-Garone department, south of Bordeaux, where Two of the young people in the most serious condition are admitted.
The minors involved in the accident come from the Parisian region and were visiting the south of France as part of a summer vacation camp offered to students whose families have modest financial resources.