A bus carrying 56 university students from across Europe has crashed while traveling between Valencia and Barcelona in eastern Spain, killing at least 14 people. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) At least 14 people died after a bus traveling between the Spanish cities of Valencia and Barcelona crashed early on Sunday (March 20), a local government official said, adding it had been carrying a group of university students. The bus was carrying 56 passengers, according to officials in the northeastern region of Catalonia. Many of the students onboard were participating in an exchange program between European universities known as Erasmus. The bus crashed and overturned at around 0600 local time (0500 GMT) on a highway than runs along Spain's eastern coast. The bus had been traveling from Valencia, on the last weekend of a major festival known as the Fallas which is known for its exuberant firework displays and attracts many tourists. The nationalities of the deceased were not confirmed. The driver survived the collision and had been taken to a local police station, officials said.