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11 killed, 25 injured in Ecuador bus crash

Traffic accidents are one of mountainous Ecuador’s leading causes of death.

world Updated: Mar 08, 2017 09:54 IST
AFP
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Quito
Ecuador,Bus crash,Road accident
Volunteers for Quito’s Emergency Operation Center search for bodies at the site of a bus crash, involving the Flor del Valle bus service, in Quito, on March 7.(AP Photo)

A bus plunged into a ravine outside Ecuador’s capital on Tuesday, killing 11 people and injuring at least 25 others, authorities said.

“There are 11 dead at this time,” in the crash in Guayllabamba, the Emergency Office said in a post on Twitter. “Twenty-five are being tended to medically.”

Traffic accidents are one of mountainous Ecuador’s leading causes of death.

In January, at least 20 people died and 17 were injured when a school vehicle collided with a long-distance bus in southwestern Ecuador.

First Published: Mar 08, 2017 09:54 IST