October 28, 2016

More than 40 people killed after bus crash in Argentina

A police bus has crashed in Argentina killing more than 40 people.

The bus, which was reportedly carrying police officers, flipped and fell off a bridge. It crashed 20m down a ravine in Salta province early on Monday.

The bus had been part of a convoy of three vehicles. Angel Marinaro, civil defense director for the province, told local station TN that the driver lost control of the bus as the convoy was going over the bridge.

The death toll is believed to currently stand at 41.

Provincial emergency director Ernesto Flores told local radio station La Red: “Between 50 and 60 border patrol officers were on board. Some are still trapped.”

It is believed that emergency workers are trying to free those who are trapped and survivors are being taken to a nearby hospital.
More information to follow…

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