Spain bus crash kills at least 20

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At least 20 people, most believed to be school children, were killed and some 30 others were injured when a bus collided with a truck close to the north central city of Soria, Spanish national radio reported.

At least 20 people, most believed to be school children, were killed and some 30 others were injured when a bus collided with a truck close to the north central city of Soria, Spanish national radio reported.

The identities of the victims were not immediately known but a spokesman for Soria's firefighting department said it appeared the bus was carrying school-age children on an excursion from Barcelona.

The bus overturned after colliding with the truck which was reported to be carrying pigs, news reports said. The accident occurred shortly after 4 p.m. (1400 gmt) near the town of Golmayo, some 150 miles northeast of Madrid.

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