Irish tourists among 24 injured in bus crash in Barcelona

Coach crashes in heavy rain while travelling from holiday resort to El Prat airport

 

Two Irish tourists were among 24 people injured in a bus crash in Barcelona, local government officials said.

Three of the casualties were seriously injured, while six suffered less serious injuries and 15 were treated for minor injuries, according to the region’s ministry of health.

All 23 passengers and one driver were injured.

Nationals from the UK, Germany, Spain, Poland, Belarus and Lithuania were also injured in the accident, which occurred at 3.10am local time (2.10am Irish time) on Wednesday near Barcelona’s El Prat airport.

The bus was transporting tourists from the resort of Lloret de Mar.

Ambulance, police and the fire brigade crews attended the scene on the B-10 highway.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Foreign Affairs said it had not received requests for consular assistance from Barcelona, but it was looking into the reports.

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PA