Eight dead, 36 injured in Bolivia bus crash

Last Updated: Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 10:10

Moscow: At least eight people were killed and 36 injured when a bus overturned in Bolivia, the EJU TV reported Sunday.

The accident occurred Saturday on a highway linking Bolivia`s official capital Sucre with Potosi city.

The bus carrying 50 passengers skidded off the road 27 km from the capital and overturned. Speeding is seen as the most likely cause of the tragedy.

Seven people died immediately. The eighth victim later succumbed to his injuries in intensive care.

A total of 36 passengers, including three children, were taken to the Santa Barbara hospital in Sucre.

According to official statistics, car accidents in Bolivia claim the lives of about 1,000 people each year and leave 40,000 injured.

IANS




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