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Irish people among 24 injured in Barcelona bus crash

Published 14/09/2016

The scene of a bus crash in Barcelona, with seven British and two Irish tourists among the 24 people injured, local government officials have said. SER Catalunya/Aitor Alvarez/PA Wire
The scene of a bus crash in Barcelona, with seven British and two Irish tourists among the 24 people injured, local government officials have said. SER Catalunya/Aitor Alvarez/PA Wire
The scene of a bus crash in Barcelona, with seven British and two Irish tourists among the 24 people injured, local government officials have said. SER Catalunya/Aitor Alvarez/PA Wire

A number of Irish people are among 24 people who were injured in a bus crash in Barcelona

The bus was carrying tourists who were on their way to the city's El Prat airport early this morning.

Three of the injured were reported to be in a serious condition after the bus crashed at around 3.10am this morning, during heavy rain, an emergency services spokesperson said.

Locals reports said tourists from Ireland, Britain, Germany, Lituania, Belarus and Spain.

The driver is also reported to be injured.

Fifteen people sustained light injuries, while six people were in 'moderate condition', according to the emergency services.

The bus had been travelling on a ring-road near the waterfront on the way to El Prat airport when the crash happened.

The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed they have not been contacted for assistance.

They are looking into the matter and said they stand ready to provide assistance if needed.

The nationalities of the three seriously hurt passengers is not known.

Last night Glasgow Celtic played Barcelona in the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona.

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