Spain – Bus crash – Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (March 20, 2016)

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I was extremely saddened to learn of the tragic toll exacted by yesterday’s crash in Spain involving a bus transporting European students on the Erasmus program.

A French student died in this accident.

At this painful time, I would like to express my deepest condolences to our compatriot’s family and to the families of all the victims of this tragedy. France stands in solidarity with the authorities of all of the countries concerned.

Our embassy in Madrid and our Consulate General in Barcelona are in close contact with the local authorities. Together with the crisis support center in Paris, they are mobilized to provide the necessary support to our compatriot’s family.