Eight dead after bus plunges from bridge in Spain

    The wreck of a bus lies in the Lerez river after it plunged while crossing a bridge, killing four people, in Cerdedo-Cotobade, northwestern Spain, on December 25, 2022. - The accident occurred on December 24 night near Vigo and the border with Portugal. The regional La Voz de Galicia newspaper said the bus was carrying people visiting their loved ones jailed in Monterroso in central Galicia. Rescue operations had to be suspended overnight due to bad weather but resumed in the morning. (Photo by Brais Lorenzo / AFP) (Photo by BRAIS LORENZO/AFP via Getty Images)

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    The wreckage of the bus still depends on the Lerez river (Picture: Brais Lorenzo/ AFP)

    Six individuals passed away after a guest bus careened off a bridge and plunged into a river in Spain.

    Two survivors– the car’s chauffeur and a guest– have actually been saved from the river Lerez.

    A strong present and high circulation of water, due to heavy rains in the Galicia area, have actually obstructed search-and-rescue efforts, authorities stated.

    Survivors were required to close-by healthcare facilities with differing degrees of injury, they included.

    The coach from the business Monbus was taking a trip in between the cities of Lugo and Vigo and had actually stopped at a penitentiary centre near the website of the mishap.

    It skidded off the roadway on the bridge and plunged into the water at around 9.30 p.m. regional time on Saturday.

    Regional president Alfonso Rueda stated the bad weather were a possible reason for the mishap.

    The mishap took place on December 24 night near Vigo (Picture: Brais Lorenzo/ AFP)
    Emergency services operate at the scene of the catastrophe (Picture: Reuters)
    A firefighter works to save victims of the crash (Picture: EPA)

    The crash happened close to the border with Portugal.

    The river stayed above its overflow limit throughout the night, requiring emergency situation rescue employees to suspend the operation for almost 2 hours due to the bad weather condition and surface conditions prior to resuming in the early morning.

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