27 killed in Spanish bus collision

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At least 27 people, mostly teenagers, were killed and about 30 others injured when a bus collided head-on with a truck near the northern Spanish city of Soria yesterday.

At least 27 people, mostly teenagers, were killed and about 30 others injured when a bus collided head-on with a truck near the northern Spanish city of Soria yesterday.

Most of the victims were believed to have been passengers on the bus, while the driver of the truck, which was transporting pigs, was also reported to have been killed.

The bus overturned after colliding with the truck at a curb near the village of Golmayo, some 125 miles north-east of Madrid.

The identities of the victims were not immediately known but a spokesman for Soria's firefighting department said it appeared the bus was carryingstudents, aged between 16 and 18, from Barcelona to a summer camp near the central town of Aranda de Duero.

The accident happened shortly after 2pm. (AP)

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