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Sunday 23 July 2017

Truck and bus crash in Honduras leaves at least 15 people dead

Emergency personnel respond to an accident involving a cargo truck and a bus on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)
Emergency personnel respond to an accident involving a cargo truck and a bus on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)

An out-of-control tanker truck crashed into a bus on a road in Honduras, killing at least 15 people and injuring 20.

Fire department spokesman Oscar Triminio said the death toll might rise because some passengers were still trapped in the wreckage.

He said the injured have been taken to University Teaching Hospital in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras.

Police said the truck driver fled after Sunday's crash on a highway that links the capital with southern Honduras.

Government official Lisandro Rosales said the authorities are trying to determine why the truck went out of control.

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