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Sorrow at death of 'legend' teacher in coach crash

A teacher has been killed and more than 20 people hurt after a coach crashed while bringing a Worcestershire school party home from a skiing trip in Italy.

Pupils from Alvechurch School were among 49 people on the coach, which crashed near Chalons-en-Champagne, in northern France, early on Sunday.

Relatives of Peter Rippington, 59, who died, said they were "devastated".

Pupil Rebecca Wilks and her father Paul expressed their concern for those injured in the crash and sadness at the death of Peter Rippington, who they described as "the most popular teacher in the world" and "a legend".

  • 19 Feb 2012
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