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Brazil tour bus crash claims nine lives

Published: May 06, 2018 10:23:16 | Updated: May 07, 2018 13:16:16


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A head-on collision between a tour bus and a car left at least nine people dead in Brazil’s southern Parana state on early Saturday, said highway police.

The accident occurred around dawn when the car reportedly tried to pass a vehicle at a point in the road where passing was prohibited, and collided into the oncoming bus, reports Xinhua.

According to the authorities, the bus was carrying 30 patients who were returning to the city of Realeza after undergoing medical tests in the state capital Curitiba.

Preliminary reports said seven of the bus passengers were among the dead, while the other two fatal victims were in the car that crashed.

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