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Brazilian road pileup kills 21

The pileup in Espirito Santo state also left 13 people injured, the security services said. It was the third major road accident in Brazil this month.  

Published: 23rd June 2017 02:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd June 2017 02:03 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

RIO DE JANEIRO Twenty-one people were killed in southeastern Brazil today when a truck loaded with rocks smashed into a bus and two ambulances, officials said.     

The pileup in Espirito Santo state also left 13 people injured, the security services said. It was the third major road accident in Brazil this month.     

The injured were taken to hospital in Guarapari, near the site of the tragedy, the state security department said. Thirteen of the dead were in the bus, while the other victims were in the ambulances and truck.

About 47,000 people die on Brazil's roads each year, according to 2013 figures from the World Health Organization. 

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