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  07 Sep 2021, 14:09

At least 23 dead after bus plunges off cliff in Bolivia

    LA PAZ, Sept 7, 2021 (BSS/AFP) - At least 23 people, including

three children, were killed after a bus plunged off a cliff in
central Bolivia, police and witnesses said.

    The bus, carrying 33 people, plummeted 400 meters (1,300 feet)
down a cliff in Cochabamba state at around 11 am Monday.

    "I stepped on the brake and there was no brake," said the
driver, whose wife died in the accident.

    The dead also included three children aged one, two and six,
according to the police Facebook statement. Five other victims
remain to be identified, it added.

    The 13 people injured in the incident, which occurred about 50
kilometers from the regional capital, were taken to nearby
hospitals.

    Police said the cause of the accident was being investigated.

    Bolivia has a poor road safety record.

    In a similar incident in March, 20 people died, while last
September, 19 were killed when a bus drove off a cliff elsewhere
in Bolivia.

  

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