Agence France-PresseJuly 13, 2013 06:36
Four Romanians and one Algerian were killed early Saturday when their car collided with a truck in Le Teich, a town some 60 kilometres (35 miles) southwest of Bordeaux, according to firefighters.
The truck driver lost control of his vehicle, possibly because of a burst tyre, and it overturned onto the car at around 5:00 am (0300 GMT), the firefighters said, speaking on local radio.
The truck's driver was seriously injured.
The accident caused a pileup involving three more light vehicles, leaving a further two or three passengers with minor injuries.