Five killed, 30 hurt in bus crash

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3 January 2005, MADRID- Five people were killed and 30 injured when the coach on which they were travelling crashed in northern Spain near Burgos, 230 kilometres (140 miles) from Madrid, authorities said.

3 January 2005

MADRID- Five people were killed and 30 injured when the coach on which they were travelling crashed in northern Spain near Burgos, 230 kilometres (140 miles) from Madrid, authorities said.

At midday on Sunday, 13 of the injured remained in hospital, three of them in critical
condition, the city's deputy mayor Juan Carlos Aparicio said.

The coach, which had Moroccan number plates, was travelling from Paris to Casablanca.

"There were passengers of several nationalities on board but most of them were Moroccan," Aparicio said, mentioning that one of the injured was Polish.

Some passengers who required hospital treatment would be able to continue their journey on another coach which would leave Burgos in mid-afternoon, he said.

The coach left the road around 2:00 am (0100 GMT) near the village of Quintanopalla, around 15 kilometres (10 miles) north of Burgos.

Aparicio said either the driver had been suddenly incapacitated or human error had caused the accident.

Spanish National radio said the vehicle had skidded off the road and turned over,
before almost breaking in two.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

 

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