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LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Officials in Portugal say a bus carrying British tourists in the southern Algarve region has rammed into the back of a cement truck on a highway, injuring 15 passengers, four of them seriously.

Police say the bus passengers were between nine and 77 years old. The child was not among the injured.

Authorities say the Spanish-registered bus was travelling from Portimao, a city 200 kilometers (120 miles) south of the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, to nearby Faro airport on Wednesday when it crashed around 8 a.m.

The collision crunched the front of the bus, and emergency services had to cut three people out of the wreckage. The injured were taken to Faro hospital.

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The accident happened in dry, sunny weather. Police said they have opened an investigation.