The front of the bus was severely damaged. AFP-Swiss police of the Canton of Zurich (Kantonspolizei Zurich)

One person died and 44 were injured when a bus crashed into a wall on a Swiss motorway early Sunday, police said.

The accident happened on the motorway outside Zurich at roughly 4:15 am (0315 GMT), police in the Canton said in a statement.

Three people were seriously hurt, while the rest suffered minor to moderate injuries, they added. The cause of the crash, was not immediately known.

The vehicle, run by a subsidiary of the German-owned company Flixbus, was on route from the Italian city of Genoa to Dusseldorf, ATS news agency reported.

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