19 killed in Algerian bus crash: Report

Algerian news reports say at least 19 people were killed when a bus plunged into a ravine.

Last Updated: Mar 25, 2012, 22:06 PM IST

Algiers: Algerian news reports say
at least 19 people were killed when a bus plunged into a
ravine.

The state news agency APS said the driver appeared to
have lost control of the vehicle during a turn and sent the
bus crashing down the slope outside the town of Tiaret. It is
about 340 kilometres southwest of the capital Algiers.

APS, citing the local administration, said at least 30
others were injured.

State radio said fog contributed to the accident.
Online newspaper TSA said the victims were between 17 and
58 years old. It said 19 were killed immediately, and two
others, including a pregnant woman, died en route to the
hospital.

PTI