Two dead, 46 injured in Spain bus crash; 2 Singaporeans on board safe

The town of Montoro in southern Spain's Cordoba province.
The town of Montoro in southern Spain's Cordoba province.PHOTO: GOOGLE MAPS

MADRID (AFP) - Two people died and 46 others were injured on Sunday (June 5) after a bus carrying mostly foreigners rammed into a broken down truck in southern Spain, police said.

Two Singaporeans were on the bus. Both are safe, said a spokesman for Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

"MFA has contacted the two Singaporeans, who were on board the bus that crashed in southern Spain. Both Singaporeans are safe. MFA will continue to keep in  contact with them,” the spokesman said in a reply to The Straits Times.

The bus carrying 55 people, mainly Moroccans, collided with the truck at around 3am (9am, Singapore time) near the town of Montoro in Cordoba province, a local police spokesman said.

The driver and another Spaniard were killed while four others were seriously injured. Another 42 passengers suffered light injuries.

The majority of the passengers were foreigners, including 31 Moroccans, two Singaporeans and one national each from Mauritania, Ecuador, the United States, Romania, the Ivory Coast and Colombia.

The bus was travelling from the port of Algeciras to Madrid.

The two drivers of the truck were standing at the side of the highway during the accident and were not hurt.

In March, 13 students were killed and dozens more injured in Spain when the driver of their coach lost control and crashed into an oncoming car in the north-eastern region of Catalonia as they returned from a festival.