Dominican crash kills at least 8, injures 7

  • AP, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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  • Updated: Feb 25, 2013 22:04 IST

Police in the Dominican Republic say one pickup truck slammed into another packed with members of a church group, killing at least eight people.

Police spokesman Maximo Baez says seven people are injured from the crash near the northern resort town of Puerto Plata. The injured were being treated on Monday at a hospital in Puerto Plata.

The eight people killed were all adults and were in back of the second pickup. Most of the victims were Dominican but two of those killed were Haitian and the nationalities of two others were unknown.

They were returning from a church service late on Sunday in the town of Imbert when a tire blew out on the other pickup and the driver control, slamming into their vehicle and sending it off the road.

 

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