(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
At least seven people were killed and another 22 injured on
Tuesday when a tour bus heading for Iguazu Falls overturned in the
southern Brazilian state of Parana, police said, trend reports citing
According to Parana's Federal Highway Police, the bus carrying
54 persons had departed from Florianopolis, capital of Santa
Catarina state, on its way further south to Foz do Iguacu, a
Brazilian town bordering Argentina and Paraguay.
The bus operated by the Viacao Catarinense company veered off
the BR-277 Highway and plunged down a hill in the central Parana
town of Fernandes Pinheiro, the police report said.
Among the fatal victims were an Argentine mother and her
three-year-old daughter, the local fire department told
Local authorities have opened an investigation to determine the
cause of the accident, which involved another vehicle.
A surviving passenger, Alexandro de Oliveira Gamaro, said he
spoke with the bus driver after the crash and the driver admitted
to having fallen asleep.
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