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Bus crash kills 34 in Ecuador

Rescue workers say a bus ran off a foggy, rainy mountain road in Ecuador and plunged about 1,100 feet (350 meters), killing at least 34 people and injuring 23 others.

world Updated: Dec 26, 2010 20:03 IST

Rescue workers say a bus ran off a foggy, rainy mountain road in Ecuador and plunged about 1,100 feet (350 meters), killing at least 34 people and injuring 23 others. Red Cross worker Jorge Arteaga says by telephone that Friday's accident occurred before dawn in the western province of Manabi.

The Red Cross sent 30 volunteers and five ambulances to the scene.

A preliminary police report said that 35 people had been killed in the accident, but police later put the number at at least 34.