12 Children killed in bus-truck crash in Brazil

February 2nd, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 2 (IANS/EFE) Twelve children were killed and 25 injured when a school bus collided with a truck in central Brazil.
The children, aged from six to 14, were returning home from Montividiu public school.

The accident occurred Monday when the truck driver lost control and rammed the vehicle into the bus coming from opposite direction, a Goias military police spokesman said.

Nine children, a woman and the drivers of both the vehicles died on the spot, police said.

The number of passengers on the bus has not been determined because it was the first day of school and a roster of riders had not yet been prepared, they said.



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