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Bus Crash Kills 13 Students, Injures 30 in Spain

Updated: Mar 20, 2016 3:45 PM ET

Thirteen people died and 30 others were injured Sunday after a bus carrying foreign exchange university students crashed in Spain.

The bus was carrying more than 50 passengers when it appeared to have hit barriers on the right-hand side of the AP7 highway, a main road in northeastern Spain, before flipping and slamming into a fence, the Associated Press reports. Officials initially believed that 14 people died in the crash, but later revised that number to 13, according to Jordi Jane, a spokesman for Spain's Catalonia province.

The students were part of the Erasmus program, which helps foreign exchange students from within the European Union attend many of the continent's best universities, according to the program’s website. They were coming back from a fireworks festival in Valencia, the AP reports.

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