13 students die in bus accident

epa05222051 Emergency services' members work at the site of a coach crash that has left at least 14 students dead at the AP-7 motorway in Freginals, in the province of Tarragona, northeastern Spain, 20 March 2016. The coach carrying dozens of Erasmus students collided against a car and overturned on the pavement. The students from several different countries were heading to Barcelona after attending Las Fallas Festival in Valencia, eastern Spain. EPA/JAUME SELLART +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++

Thirteen Erasmus university students of six different nationalities died in a bus accident in Freginols (Tarragona) yesterday (Sunday).

The bus was returning to Barcelona from the Fallas fiestas in Valencia when it left the road, crashed and turned on its side. Drug and alcohol tests on the driver gave negative results and the initial investigation claims he may have fell asleep at the wheel.

Seven of the fatal victims are Italian, two Germans, one French, one Romanina, one Austrian and one from Uzbekistan.



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