Dozens of Argentine police killed in bus accident
Dec 14, Buenos Aires: Around 40 Argentine police have been killed in a bus accident in the northern part of the South American nation on Monday, news reports said.
Authorities have said that the crash happened early on Monday while a convoy of three buses with gendarmes officers was traveling near Salta, northern Buenos Aires.
Civil defense director for the province Angel Marinaro told local station TN that for unknown reasons the driver of one of the buses lost control as the convoy was crossing a bridge.
The vehicle flipped and fell off the bridge, landing about 20 metres below into a dry riverbed. Local television images showed an overturned bus and rescue crews working the scene, media reports said.
The bus was carrying about 60 people, and survivors were being taken to a nearby hospital.
Gustavo Solis, mayor of Rosario de la Frontera, told the AFP news agency at least 20 people died.
Solis said that the cause of the predawn accident was unclear. Some people remain trapped in the wreckage of the bus and the death toll could rise.
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