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28 killed in Bolivia road accidents

world Updated: Jan 19, 2008 09:55 IST
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At least 28 people have been killed in two separate accidents on the highway between La Paz and Copacabana town, the Spanish news agency

EFE

reported on Saturday.

In the latest incident on Friday, 13 people were killed and 22 injured when the bus in which they were travelling ran off the road and fell into a 200-meter deep ravine.

On the same highway on Thursday, 15 people were killed in a head-on collision between a bus and a dump truck, a police official, Col Jorge Saravia said, adding that Friday's accident occurred just 20 hours after this accident.

Bolivian police is yet to find out the exact cause of the Friday's accident. Thursday's accident occurred when the truck swerved into a bus lane. The driver of the truck remains absconding, the police said.

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