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Bus-truck collision leaves 40 dead

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:09 AM
The wreckage of a bus that was carrying employees of a textile company remains on the shoulder of a road in the municipality of Taguai, about 350 kilometres  from Sao Paulo, Brazil, yesterday.
The wreckage of a bus that was carrying employees of a textile company remains on the shoulder of a road in the municipality of Taguai, about 350 kilometres from Sao Paulo, Brazil, yesterday.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP):

A bus carrying employees of a textile company and a truck collided on a highway in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state early Wednesday, killing 40 people, officials said.

Rescuers were helping the wounded and passengers caught in the wreckage of the vehicles in the municipality of Taguaí, about 350 kilometres (217 miles) from the city of Sao Paulo. Television images showed shards of glass, destroyed bus seats and pieces of the vehicles’ bodies strewn on the highway.

“There is no clear indication about what caused the accident, and it is being investigated,” Sao Paulo Governor João Doria said in a press conference. He said all the resources of his government would be used to help the victims and their families.