MADRID – Authorities say a bus carrying a group on a religious excursion has crashed in southern Spain, killing 14 people and injuring another 38.
A regional church authority in Murcia says one of two buses bringing back 55 members of a religious group from a day trip in Madrid to the town of Bullas ran off the road late Saturday and tumbled down a 15-meter (50-foot) dirt embankment. The crash occurred near the town of Cieza.
The regional government says 23 passengers are still hospitalized Sunday and that police are investigating in causes of the crash.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy expressed his condolences through Twitter, writing "I am deeply affected by the accident in Cieza."
The victims include the local priest, 36-year-old Miguel Conesa Andugar.