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Coach Crashes On M3 Motorway Near Fleet, Vehicle Overturned

06/01/2013 20:17 GMT | Updated 07/01/2013 12:22 GMT

A coach carrying about 40 passengers has overturned while travelling on a motorway, according to police.

The accident, which happened on the M3 southbound a mile from Fleet services, involved a Dutch coach.

A Hampshire police spokeswoman said none of the passengers were thought to have been seriously hurt in the crash which happened at about 6pm on Sunday.

The spokeswoman added: "The carriageway has been closed from junction 4a to 5 whilst the passengers are evacuated and the coach recovered.

"A diversion is in place along the A30, drivers are advised to avoid the area if possible."