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Brazil bus plunge kills 11, injures 8: Firefighters

Published on Oct 23, 2012 7:02 AM
 
Firefighters remove a corpse from a bus that crsahed earlier on Oct 22, 2012 in the village of Guapimirim, 45km from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A bus plunged into a ravine in a mountainous area of Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state on Monday, killing 11 people and injuring eight others, firefighters said. -- PHOTO: AFP

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - A bus plunged into a ravine in a mountainous area of Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state on Monday, killing 11 people and injuring eight others, firefighters said.

The vehicle, which had about 30 passengers on board, collided with a car, before plummeting into the ravine, according to the Globo channel's G1 website.

"Emergency personnel came to the aid of 19 people - 11 of them are dead," a fire department spokesman said.

The bus had left the mountainous Teresopolis area and was headed to Rio de Janeiro, 80km away.

 
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