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A bus fell into a river in northwest Spain, killing 4


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At least four people have died after a bus plunged into a river overnight while crossing a bridge in northwestern Spain’s Galicia region, officials said Sunday.

The accident occurred on Saturday night near Vigo, the border with Portugal. La Voz de Galicia regional newspaper said the bus was carrying people visiting imprisoned loved ones in Monterosso, in central Galicia.

Emergency services said two bodies were found while two bodies, including the bus driver, were rescued and taken to hospital.

Spain’s Civil Guard later said two more bodies had been found on Sunday. The woman’s body has been recovered, but the man’s body has yet to be recovered.

“There could have been more people inside the bus,” emergency services said on Twitter, posting a picture of the car in turbulent waters.

Rescue operations had to be suspended overnight due to bad weather, but resumed on Sunday morning.

A spokesman for the Civil Guard in the city of Pontevedra, about 30 km from the site of the accident, said the accident occurred “in a very steep spot” which made access difficult.

The Civil Guard said the bus driver tested negative for alcohol.

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