Published On: Tue, Mar 22nd, 2016

Bus Accident in Spain Kills About 14 Students


On Sunday, a bus was traveling between the Spanish cities of Valencia and Barcelona but suddenly crashed, almost 14 people have died in this accident, local authorities said in statement.


According to latest reports, the bus was carrying a group of university students, were participating in the Erasmus exchange program between European universities and many of them foreign.

56 passengers were on board but the bus unfortunately overturned after crashing on a highway nearly at 0600 CET (0500 GMT) running through Spanish eastern coast.

Officials from northeastern region of Catalonia told media reporters that the automobile was carrying bunch of students travelling from Valencia since previous weekend of the Fallas festival that is famous for its big firework displays.


Regional Interior Minister for Catalonia region, Jordi Jane confirmed the report of bus crash carrying group of people in which many were foreign students studying in Barcelona and in Spanish autonomous community in northeastern Spain, all had visited Valencia for the Fallas enjoying special moments but while returning died in unexpected accident.

Jordi Jane just confirmed causalities but didn’t verify the nationalities of dead people so far as their identities are under the assessment by authorities.

Nevertheless, the driver of the bus survived fortunately the collision as after the collision rushed to hospital for rapid treatment, while the investigators have started probe to figure out the real reason behind the incident which is still unclear.

Other passengers seriously wounded but now reportedly out of risk and being treated in hospitals close to Catalonia region.

However, Emergency services had confirmed hours ago that students were on board belonging to countries or territories such as France, Hungary, Switzerland, Germany, New Zealand, Great Britain Italy, the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Norway, Peru, Bulgaria, Poland, the Palestinian territories, Japan, Ukraine and Ireland.