Bus Carrying Exchange Students Crashes, Kills 14
Exchange students were reportedly returning from fireworks festival in Spain
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 20, 2016 6:18 AM CDT
Emergency services personnel stand at the scene of a bus accident on the AP7 highway that links Spain with France along the Mediterranean coast early Sunday, March 20, 2016. The bus was hired out to carry...   (Uncredited)
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(Newser) – A Spanish official says a bus carrying university students back from a fireworks festival has crashed in northeast Spain, killing 14 passengers and injuring 30, reports the AP. There were 57 people aboard, adds the BBC, the majority of them exchange students. Jordi Jane, spokesman for Spain's northeastern Catalonia province said emergency rescue workers were still working to clear the wreckage that straddled the AP7 highway's central fence.

A regional government statement said the bus crashed early Sunday on the highway that links Spain with France along the Mediterranean coast near Freginals, halfway between Valencia and Barcelona. Jane said the students—part of the Erasmus exchange program—had traveled to Valencia to take part in the renowned "Fallas" fireworks festival and were returning when the bus crashed.
 

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