20 Mar, 2016 @ 12:14
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13 die as coach carrying foreign students crashes in Spain

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TARRAGONA: 13 people have been killed and more than 30 have been injured in a coach crash

AT least 13 people have been killed and more than 30 have been injured when a coach crashed through a central reservation near Tarragona in Spain.

TARRAGONA: 14 people have been killed and more than 40 have been injured in a coach crash
TARRAGONA: 13 people have been killed in a coach crash

The coach, carrying 50 Erasmus students, hit another vehicle on the other side of the road as it headed to Barcelona.

Josep Roncero, mayor of Freginals, told a Catalan radio station: ‘The coach crash is a tragedy. At the moment there are 13 fatalities.

‘Many Erasmus students were travelling in the vehicle. All the injured have now been transferred to different hotels in the area.

Local reports said the injured, mostly aged between 22 and 29, were from Switzerland, Norway, Turkey and Ukraine as well as from Barcelona.

At least one of the injured is believed to be from the UK.

Of those injured, three are in a critical condition, nine in a serious condition and 22 in a less serious condition, according to a Catalan government website.

The crash happened at Tarragona after the Barcelona University delegation had been to see the Fallas firework display in Valencia.

 

Karl Smallman

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