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Catalonia in process of identifying bus crash victims.

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 01:08

Catalan authorities say that students from 20 countries were travelling in bus that crashed, killing at least 13 people. Katie Sargent reports.

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Heavy equipment removes the wreckage of a bus that crashed Sunday on a highway on Spain's eastern coast. The bus was carrying a large group of foreign university students when it crashed and overturned on the highway between Barcelona and Valencia. The regional interior minister of Catalonia says at least 13 people were killed. (SOUNDBITE) (Catalan) CATALONIA'S REGIONAL INTERIOR MINISTER JORDI JANE SAYING: "At this moment we lament that 13 women have died in the tragic accident that took place this morning in the AP-7. Autopsies are being finished and we are trying to identify the victims." Officials say the students were from 20 countries and many were part of the Erasmus exchange programme between European universities. The cause of the crash is under investigation, but the interior minister said it was likely due to human error.

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Catalonia in process of identifying bus crash victims.

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 01:08