Spain Crash: Bus Careens Off Road Killing Nine

Survivors say the bus was travelling at excessive speed as it approached a bend about 80 miles south of the town of Avila.

Firefighters recover a body from the wreckage of a bus which crashed near Avila

Firefighters recover a body from the wreckage of a bus which crashed near Avila


Nine people have died and five are seriously injured after a bus careered off the road near the town of Avila, central Spain.

Local news reports said the bus, which was carrying around 30 passengers, rolled over after travelling at excessive speed on a bend along the N-403 highway south of Avila.

Paramedic crews who arrived on the scene rescued several passengers who had become trapped in the wreckage. 

“We confirm nine dead, five seriously injured and more than 10 slightly injured in the bus crash,” said an emergency services spokesman for the region of Castile and Leon.

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Egypt Unrest: Tensions Soar Amid Cairo Killings

Islamist groups have called the killings “a massacre”, as Wyre Davies reports


At least 42 people have been shot dead near a military barracks in Cairo, amid ongoing unrest following the removal of Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi.

The Muslim Brotherhood says its members were staging a pro-Morsi sit-in at the barracks, where he is believed to be in detention, when they were fired on.

But the army said a “terrorist group” had tried to storm the barracks.

The office of interim president Adly Mansour expressed “deep sorrow” over the deaths and called for restraint.

In a statement, he too said there had been an attempt to storm the Presidential Guard barracks.

Mr Mansour ordered the formation of a judicial committee to investigate the clashes, and urged protesters not to approach the military or “vital installations”.

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