MADRID – Officials say a bus carrying soccer fans of the Gibraltar national team has crashed into a van in southwest Spain, killing a man and injuring at least nine others.
The bus had picked up 43 fans from Faro airport in southern Portugal and was driving to the tiny British territory on the southwestern tip of Spain when the collision happened early Sunday. The fans were coming back from supporting the team at a European Championship qualification match in Germany. Gibraltar lost 7-0.
Authorities say the van driver — a Moroccan national — died and eight occupants, plus one bus passenger, were transferred to a hospital for treatment.
Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo says the crash was "tragic news" and he would be sending condolences to the king of Morocco.