24 hurt as tourist bus crashes in Barcelona

BARCELONA (AFP) - At least 24 people, most of them tourists, were injured early on Wednesday (Sept 14) when a coach crashed in Barcelona on its way to the airport, the emergency services said.

Three of the injured were in serious condition after the bus crashed at around 3.10am during heavy rain, an emergency services spokesman said.

The coach was travelling on a ring road near the waterfront as it made its way to El Prat airport, and all of the victims were taken to hospitals across the city.

Among the injured were tourists from Britain, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Belarus and Spain itself. The driver was also hurt, he added.

Fifteen sustained light injuries, while six were said to be in moderate condition.