Ex­change stu­dents die in Spain tragedy

7 Days in Dubai - - FLYDUBAI CRASH -

A bus car­ry­ing univer­sity ex­change stu­dents back from Spain’s largest fire­works fes­ti­val crashed on a main high­way in the north east, killing at least 13 pas­sen­gers and in­jur­ing 34 oth­ers. The pas­sen­gers in­cluded Spa­niards and for­eign na­tion­als from more than a dozen coun­tries. Span­ish In­te­rior Min­is­ter Jorge Fer­nan­dez Diaz con­firmed the death toll was 13. He said 28 pas­sen­gers re­ceived med­i­cal treat­ment in lo­cal hospi­tals and oth­ers re­ceived first aid at the crash site. The stu­dents, part of an ex­change pro­gramme, had trav­elled to Va­len­cia to take part in the Fal­las fire­works fes­ti­val. Most were study­ing in Barcelona. The bus driver was taken to a po­lice sta­tion in the city of Tortosa.

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