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Bus swerves off road, kills 21 in Brazil highway

Police say 21 killed when bus swerves off Brazilian highway, at least 20 injured

Bus swerves off road, kills 21 in Brazil highway

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Police say a bus has swerved off a northeastern Brazilian road, killing at least 21 people who were traveling to the coastal city of Fortaleza.

The accident has left at least 20 other people injured.

The bus driver apparently dodged a motorcycle and veered off the highway on Sunday in the city of Caninde, 70 miles (115 kilometers) southeast of Fortaleza beach.

Police in Caninde say emergency personnel found 21 people dead at the scene. The other 20 or so passengers were sent to a nearby hospital with severe wounds.

The bus company Viacao Princesa says the accident occurred when the driver lost control and the bus left the roadway.


Updated : 2020-12-02 12:46 GMT+08:00