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Five Frenchmen killed in Catalonia car crash
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Five Frenchmen killed in Catalonia car crash

AFP · 2 Apr 2016, 16:10

Published: 02 Apr 2016 16:10 GMT+02:00

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The Frenchmen, aged between 19 and 22, were travelling at high speed in a Volkswagen Golf when they crashed into a car taking workers to a restaurant, said Jordi Jane, director of the Catalan interior department, at a press conference shown on local television.
The two male workers killed in the accident were a Moroccan and a Colombian and were on their way to a restaurant in Perthus in the French Pyrenees. The Spanish driver of their car was hospitalized.
On March 20th, 13 foreign-exchange students were killed when the driver of their bus crashed into an oncoming car in southern Catalonia as they returned from a festival in the province of Valencia.
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The accidents are among the deadliest in Spain in recent years. In November 2014, a bus carrying pilgrims fell into a ravine in the southeast of the country, leaving 14 dead and another 41 injured.
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