Bus Accident in Brazil Kills Around 14 People, Reports Say

Published: 07th September 2015 02:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th September 2015 02:50 AM   |  A+A-


Rio De Janeiro: Brazilian news reports say around 14 people have died and another estimated 40 were injured in a bus accident near the colonial coastal town of Paraty.

G1, the internet portal of the Globo television network, said the accident took place today afternoon, as the bus was traveling between Paraty and Trindade, a beach about 30 kilometers (19 miles) to the south.

The news report included a video showing the bus overturned, on the shoulder of the road. The injured have been taken to area hospitals, the report said.

Calls to area firefighters and police went unanswered. Paraty is roughly halfway between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo and is a popular tourist destination for residents of both cities.

This is a long weekend in Brazil, with Monday marking independence day.

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