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Wednesday 22 May 2019

Bus plunges down 300-metre ravine, killing 25 passengers

 

A park ranger examines the scene where a bus has crashed head-on with another vehicle and plunged down a deep ravine, in Yolosa, Bolivia (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
A park ranger examines the scene where a bus has crashed head-on with another vehicle and plunged down a deep ravine, in Yolosa, Bolivia (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Dean Gray

Bolivian police say a bus crashed head-on with another vehicle and plunged down a deep ravine, killing at least 25 people and leaving 24 others injured yesterday.

Traffic Police Colonel Rodel Cano told local news media that 25 bodies had been recovered and police were continuing rescue and recovery efforts.

He said some of the 24 injured were in serious condition.

Interior Minister Carlos Romero said the bus driver tried to pass a tanker truck, collided with another vehicle and then tumbled down a roughly 300-metre deep ravine in the northern town of Yolosa, roughly 80km north of the capital, La Paz.

Television images showed the roof torn off the mangled vehicle.

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