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Two Northern Irish tourists in Barcelona bus crash

Published 15/09/2016

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
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

Two Northern Irish tourists were among the 24 caught up in the Barcelona bus crash.

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.

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

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

All 23 passengers and one driver were injured. The Irish Times reports that the Northern Irish passengers were not seriously injured.

A spokeswoman from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: "We are in contact with Spanish authorities following a coach crash in Barcelona and are ready to help any Britons involved."

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