9 people killed in bus crash in central Spain

July 8, 2013 2:25:18 AM PDT
Spanish police say a bus has swerved off the road and crashed in central Spain, killing nine people and injuring 21 others.

A spokesman for the paramilitary Civil Guard said the accident occurred Monday close to the town of Tornadizos in Avila province when a local bus left the highway as it was coming down from a mountain pass.

There are no immediate details on the identities of those killed.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity in keeping with force regulations.

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