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Identification ' taking time' of victims in fatal bus crash in Spain

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By Euronews
Identification ' taking time' of victims in fatal bus crash in Spain

<p>An investigation is under way into a fatal bus crash in north east Spain in which at least 13 people were killed and eight others were seriously injured. There were 61 passengers on board.</p> <p>The bus which was carrying a large group of foreign university students had been returning from a festival in Valencia. Seven Italian women and two German women are believed to be among the dead.</p> <p>Euronews reporter Francisco Fuentes said the bus that crashed was one of five vehicles hired for the trip. The students, were mostly attached to the University of Barcelona.</p> <p>It’s thought there were around 20 different nationalities on board. All the victims were female and aged between 22 and 29.</p> <p>Catalan’s Home Affairs Minister Jordi Jané said identification was taking some time as the passenger didnt have attributed seats. He went on to say, “We are proceeding with <span class="caps">DNA</span> tests, so we can compare potential victims’ <span class="caps">DNA</span> to <span class="caps">DNA</span> found on the place of crash.”</p> <p>The driver who survived the crash has tested negative for alcohol and drugs but human error is suspected.</p> <p>The vehicle is thought to have swerved hitting an oncoming car and then overturned. Two people in the car were injured.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Bus that crashed in Spain, killing 13, was carrying exchange students from around 20 different countries: <a href="https://t.co/HV1WjAAmgG">https://t.co/HV1WjAAmgG</a></p>— The Associated Press (@AP) <a href="https://twitter.com/AP/status/711675204272037892">March 20, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>