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Numerous foreigners among the casualties of Bolivian bus crash

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 01:00

A Bolivian bus crash leaves 10 dead and 22 injured with victims from nearly a dozen countries. Katie Sargent reports

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 Rescue crews worked frantically to extricate the victims of a deadly bus crash on a Bolivian highway. At least ten people were killed and more than 20 injured when the bus overturned on a stretch of road about 180 miles south of La Paz. The head of the local traffic department said many of the victims are foreigners. ORURO, BOLIVIA (SEPTEMBER 1, 2014) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (ORURO FIRE DEPARTMENT - ACCESS ALL) 5. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) COLONEL AND HEAD OF TRAFFIC IN ORURO, JULIO ALARCON, SAYING: "The people injured in this unfortunate event include 11 Bolivians and 11 foreigners: two Italians, one Indian, one Canadian, one Austrian, two Brazilians, two Germans and two Chileans. Regarding the people who died, there were two Bolivians and eight foreigners: three Italians, three Swiss, one Australian and one Peruvian." The bus was carrying about 40 passengers when the accident happened early Sunday. Local media said it was returning to La Paz from a popular tourist destination called the Uyuni Salt Flats. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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Numerous foreigners among the casualties of Bolivian bus crash

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 01:00