Nine dead, 24 injured in Bolivia Tourist Bus Crash - The New Indian Express

Nine dead, 24 injured in Bolivia Tourist Bus Crash

Published: 31st August 2014 11:16 AM

Last Updated: 31st August 2014 11:19 AM

LA PAZ: Nine people were killed and another 24 injured after a bus packed with foreign tourists crashed in southwest Bolivia, police has said.

Authorities said the bus, returning from a visit to Bolivia's famed Salar de Uyuni salt flats, overturned shortly before dawn yesterday.

The bus, which had set out from Uyuni, stopped in Potosi en route to La Paz, "was carrying about 35 people mostly foreigners such as Egyptians, Italians and Brazilians," Oruro

transit police officer Arturo Gutierrez told Radio Erbol.

Two Germans and a Chilean were among those seriously injured, he added.

San Juan de Dios Hospital in Oruro said some people were treated and released, but did not immediately provide numbers or nationalities.

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