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At least 10 dead in Guatemala bus crash

At least 10 people were killed Monday when a passenger bus collided with a truck on a busy highway in eastern Guatemala, volunteer firefighters said.

world Updated: Feb 03, 2009 13:00 IST
AFP

At least 10 people were killed Monday when a passenger bus collided with a truck on a busy highway in eastern Guatemala, volunteer firefighters said.

The bus was carrying about 25 people from the Atlantic port city of Puerto Barrios and bound for Chiquimula when it crashed with a truck bearing Salvadoran license plates, a member of the fire department told AFP.

Both drivers fled the scene in the town of Gualan, while the fate of the others involved in the crash was not immediately clear.

Guatemala's heavily traveled Highway C9 is the scene of numerous fatal accidents.

First Published: Feb 03, 2009 12:57 IST