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At least 14 people have been killed in a collision between a bus and a car on the AP-7 in the Freginals area of Tarragona in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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Some 57 people were on board the Barcelona-bound bus, mainly foreign Erasmus students, when if overturned near kilometre 323 of the motorway after being in collision with a car at around 06:00.

Most of the motorway had been closed at the time with only one lane open in the Barcelona direction.

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The emergency services attended in force to try to rescue those involved, including 17 fire tenders, 7 ambulances and 5 support vehicles.

The AP-7 was closed to traffic with diversions put in place as the major emergency operation was launched.

Meanwhile, 10 people were injured in an 8-vehicle pileup in the Pinto area of Madrid. The A-4 motorway was closed to traffic as the clean-up operation took place, although there were no serious injuries in this crash.

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The roads of Spain are expected to be particularly busy on account of the Easter holiday period.


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