Spain Erasmus student bus crash 'kills 13'

At least 13 people have been killed after a bus carrying foreign students crashed on a Spanish motorway between the cities of Barcelona and Valencia.

Most of the 57 people on board the bus were students on the Erasmus programme who were returning to Barcelona after a trip to a fireworks festival.

The accident occurred near Freginals, 150km (93 miles) south of Barcelona.

All of those who died were female, officials say.

Their nationalities have not been made public while the process of identification continues.

Those on board the bus included students from the UK, Hungary, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, New Zealand, Italy, Peru, Bulgaria, Poland, Ireland, the Palestinian territories, Japan and Ukraine, local Spanish officials said. Read more...


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