Five dead in Paris-Casablanca coach crash

3rd January 2005, Comments 0 comments

MADRID, Jan 2 (AFP) - Five people were killed and 30 injured early Sunday when the coach on which they were travelling crashed in northern Spain near Burgos, 230 kilometres (140 miles) from Madrid, authorities said.

MADRID, Jan 2 (AFP) - Five people were killed and 30 injured early Sunday when the coach on which they were travelling crashed in northern Spain near Burgos, 230 kilometres (140 miles) from Madrid, authorities said.  

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

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

© AFP

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