A FOOTBALL team bus crash has tragically killed five children between 12 and 15 years old.

The bus, carrying 15 youths and five adults, was taking the football team home after a match late last night.

It crashed into a farm vehicle and overturned near the town of Castuera in Badajoz, while returning the football team to the town of Monterrubio de la Serena.

A further 12 people were injured, according to a statement released by the regional government of Extremadura.

The government has declared three days of mourning.

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