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Wednesday 16 April 2014

13 killed in Ecuador bus accident

Police officers and rescuers inspect a crashed bus in La Joaquina, Ecuador (AP)

A bus has overturned before tumbling down an embankment in Ecuador, killing at least 13 people and injuring another 37.

Police chief Gustavo Teran said the accident took place in Tungurahua providence.

Mr Teran said that speeding may have contributed to the accident.

Traffic accidents are the second leading cause of death in Ecuador, according to the government.

Press Association

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