Nine killed in Brazil bus accident

December 31st, 2008 - 6:37 am ICT by IANS  

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 31 (IANS) Nine people were killed and 22 others injured when a passenger bus veered off the road and fell into a river in southwestern Brazil, EFE reported Tuesday.Three other people were missing after the accident in Alem Paraiba town, the report said.

Heavy shower caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle on a curve, it said.

There were 34 people on board the bus at the time of the accident.

The authorities have started an investigation into the incident.

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