Czech bus catches fire after colliding with trucks, 1 dead

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Czech bus catches fire after colliding with trucks, 1 dead
In this handout photo provided by Hasicsky Zachrany Sbor or HZS Praha, Czech Republic's firefighters put out remaining fire at the scene of a crash in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, May 2, 2019. Czech firefighters and police say a bus with prisoners caught fire after colliding with two trucks, one of them carrying two tanks. The Prague rescue service says one person has died in the crash that occurred on Thursday on a busy ring road that leads to Prague's international airport. (HZS Praha via AP)

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech firefighters and police say a bus transporting prisoners has caught fire after colliding with two trucks, one of them carrying two military tanks.

The Prague rescue service says one person has died in the crash that took place Thursday afternoon on a busy highway that leads to Prague’s international airport. It says 14 other people were injured in the crash, one of them seriously.

The bus was destroyed by the fire. The victim was a prison guard.

The tanks were heading from a military museum to the western Czech city of Plzen for the upcoming celebration of the city’s liberation by U.S. armed forces at the end of World War II.