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Six dead after bus falls from bridge in Spain

According to Spanish authorities, rescuers recovered the bodies of victims who were killed when a bus crashed into a river and fell onto a bridge.

According to them, six people died and one other was hurt in the accident that occurred in Galicia, northwestern Spain.

The Lerez river is about 30m (100ft) below bridge level, and the blue roof of the bus with half-submerged roof can be seen.

Image: The rescue involved firefighters, cranes and boats. Pic: Europa Press/AP
Image: Photo: Europa Press/AP

Emergency services were alerted by a motorist who noticed the railing broken on the bridge while driving through heavy rain.


According to the Spanish Guardia Civil, eight people were aboard the bus.

Two survivors were saved Saturday night and transported to hospital.

Image: The civil guard who was there when the bus crashed into the river. Pic: Europa Press/AP

On Sunday, the bodies of the deceased were found.

Alfonso Rueda, regional president, said that the accident could have been caused by bad weather conditions.


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