Skip To Content
BuzzFeed News Home Reporting To You

Utilizamos cookies, próprios e de terceiros, que o reconhecem e identificam como um usuário único, para garantir a melhor experiência de navegação, personalizar conteúdo e anúncios, e melhorar o desempenho do nosso site e serviços. Esses Cookies nos permitem coletar alguns dados pessoais sobre você, como sua ID exclusiva atribuída ao seu dispositivo, endereço de IP, tipo de dispositivo e navegador, conteúdos visualizados ou outras ações realizadas usando nossos serviços, país e idioma selecionados, entre outros. Para saber mais sobre nossa política de cookies, acesse link.

Caso não concorde com o uso cookies dessa forma, você deverá ajustar as configurações de seu navegador ou deixar de acessar o nosso site e serviços. Ao continuar com a navegação em nosso site, você aceita o uso de cookies.

At Least 13 People Die As Bus Carrying University Exchange Students Crashes In Spain

The bus was returning the students to Barcelona after a trip to the Fallas fireworks festival in Valencia when the accident occurred Sunday.

Last updated on March 20, 2016, at 11:40 a.m. ET

Posted on March 20, 2016, at 7:13 a.m. ET

A bus carrying university students crashed in northeast Spain on Sunday, leaving at least 13 women dead and another 30 injured.

Pau Barrena / AFP / Getty Images

The bus was returning the students to Barcelona after a trip to the Fallas fireworks festival in Valencia when the accident occurred, Spanish newspaper El País reported.

El País reported there were roughly 60 people on board the bus and most were students from the Erasmus exchange student program.

Officials had initially put the death toll at 14, but it was later revised down to 13.

Jordi Jané, the Catalan interior minister, said the victims were between the ages of 22 to 29 and “the majority are Erasmus students of various nationalities."

The #UniBarcelona sends its condolences to the families of the victims of today’s bus accident. We remain at your disposal for any need.

Euronews reported the victims were all female and included seven Italians, two Germans, one Romanian, one Frenchwoman, one Uzbekistani and one Austrian.

The coach driver was among the survivors.

At around 6 a.m. local time the driver lost control near Amposta, Tarragona, and the bus collided with an oncoming car, the minister said.

“Everything points to human error being the cause of the accident, though it’s too early to say,” Jané said. “There’s no reason to think there was a problem with the road itself.”

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.