Bus and tanker truck collide in Brazil killing 20

2016-10-31 17:32


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Sao Paulo — Officials say a bus and a tanker truck filled with milk burst into flames when they collided in southern Brazil, killing 20 people and injuring at least 10.

Fire department official Fernando Cesar Bettaro says the accident occurred early Monday near Cafezal do Sul in Parana state.

He says the truck driver and 18 passengers on the bus burned to death. One passenger died of a heart attack shortly after the accident.

Most of the 30 passengers were headed to a public hospital for cataract surgeries.

Bettaro says the cause of the accident is being investigated.

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