Eighteen people were killed and at least 30 injured after a coach carrying OAPs went up in flames after a devastating motorway crash in Germany.

Forty-six passengers and two drivers were on the coach when it collided with a tractor-trailer during a traffic jam on a highway this morning. At least 30 people were injured and two are fighting for life after the horrific crash near Muenchberg in Bavaria. The said the 18 missing passengers “probably died in the burning bus” when it became engulfed in flames.

More than 100 emergency crew, including firefighters, police and several rescue helicopters, are at the scene and the A9 highway has been shut down. A police spokesman in Bayreuth said: “We have to assume that it was a very serious traffic accident. “The fate of the other passengers is currently the subject of police action on the ground.”