Monday, March 21, 2016

Spain: At least 14 dead in the crash of a car of foreign students – Le Figaro

The events occurred on Sunday morning in the south of Barcelona. The students are enrolled at the university as part of the European Erasmus exchange program.

At least 14 people died and 43 were injured in a bus accident occurred Sunday morning in Spain, near Freginals, 150 km south of Barcelona, ​​Catalonia.

the vehicle was carrying students of various nationalities enrolled at the University of Barcelona as part of the European Erasmus exchange program, said the director of the department of the Interior of the region of Catalonia.

The accident occurred near Freginals when the bus was returning from traditional celebrations of the Fallas in Valencia.

The driver “hit the guardrail on the right and gave swerved left so violent that the car ended up on the other lane of the highway, said Jordi Jane. He then crashed into a vehicle that was in reverse and the two occupants were wounded. ” According to preliminary information, the car was part of a group of 5 vehicles of a transport company.

The bus was carrying 57 people including the driver. 30 people were hospitalized, said the Catalan manager.

For the time (noon Paris time), we do not know the nationalities of the victims.

This is a of the deadliest road accidents in Spain in recent years. On 9 November 2014, a bus carrying pilgrims fell into a ravine in the southeast of the country, killing 14 dead and 41 wounded.


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