Spanish bus driver may face charges after 13 crash deaths

Three female students from University College Cork were among those injured.

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Emergency services personnel stand at the scene of a bus accident crashed on the AP7 highway that links Spain with France along the Mediterranean coast near Freginals halfway between Valencia and Barcelona. (AP Photo)

Investigations are underway into yesterday's Spanish bus crash, which claimed the lives of 13 people.

Three female students from University College Cork were among those injured.

The bus was carrying around 50 exchange students - all of them women - when it hit a car and overturned on the main road between Barcelona and Valencia.

The bus was reportedly hired out to carry students to and from a fireworks festival in Valencia and was on the return leg of its journey when the accident happened.

Stephen Burgeon, Acting Spain Correspondent, The Guardian told Newstalk.com's Breakfast the driver is likely to face charges: