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

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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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