At least 24 people, most of them tourists, were injured early on Wednesday when a coach crashed in Barcelona on its way to the airport, the emergency services said. According to the Spanish media, there were three Belarusian citizens among the passengers.
The accident occured at around 3.10 am (0110 GMT) during heavy rain, an emergency services spokesman said.
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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.
Speaking to Catalunya Radio, the emergency services official said that the passengers of the bus were of different nationalities: five Spaniards, two Germans, two Irishmen, seven English, four Lithuanians, three Belarusians and one Polish.
Fifteen sustained light injuries, while six were said to be in moderate condition, and three people in a serious condition.
The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is in touch with the local authorities checking on the Belarusian nationals, the ministry’s spokesman told BelTA this morning.
“We are checking this information through the Belarusian embassy in Paris and the Honorary Consulate in Barcelona,” he said.
According to the recent information, released by the MFA, the Belarusians continued their trip after a medical examination in the hospital.
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