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Latino Daily News

Saturday March 5, 2011

Truck Slams into Bus in Brazil – 25 Dead

The AP reports that early this morning a passenger bus collided head-on with a lumber truck in the southern state of Santa Catarina, Brazil.  At least 25 people are dead with reports of more than 20 people seriously injured.

Highway police officer Rosangela Ogioni says the accident happened early Saturday morning near the town of Descanso.

She says the truck driver apparently lost control of his vehicle on a curve and slammed into the bus, which was carrying 47 passengers.

No further details were immediately available.