seventh Body Found After Bus Plunged Off Bridge Into River In Spain

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities introduced Monday that that they had recovered one other physique after a bus plunged 30 meters (100 toes) from a bridge right into a river on Christmas Eve, elevating the toll of the deadly crash to seven useless and two injured.

The search was resumed when a surviving passenger mentioned that the middle-aged girl she was touring with was nonetheless lacking, in accordance with the Galician authorities’s delegate José Miñones.

A bus lies in a river after an accident close to Pontevedra in northwestern Spain Dec. 26, 2022.

Gustavo de la Paz/Europa Press by way of AP

The preliminary seek for eight as an alternative of 9 folks was based mostly on the assertion of the driving force — the opposite survivor.

Spanish authorities say the causes of the autumn of the bus from a bridge are nonetheless unclear, though the unhealthy climate that night time has been urged as a possible trigger by regional president Alfonso Rueda.Sa

The motive force examined detrimental for alcohol and medicines and was launched Monday from the hospital. The opposite surviving passenger continues to be hospitalized.

The blue roof of the half-sunken car may very well be seen within the Lérez river under the bridge. Authorities say they’ll drag it from the water on Tuesday.

The crash occurred on the night time of Christmas Eve within the mountainous northwestern Galicia area. Emergency companies had been alerted by a motorist who noticed the damaged railing on the bridge as he drove in heavy rain.