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Bus accident kills 26 in northern Ecuador


09:21, February 20, 2012

QUITO, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- At least 26 people were killed and 15 others injured on Sunday in Ecuador's northern province of Imbabura in a traffic accident, local police said.

The accident happened at 7 a.m. local time (1200 GMT) when the driver of an inter-provincial bus lost control of the vehicle and fell into a 50-meter deep cliff in the mountainous region, said Doris Viteri, head of the Transit Control in Imbabura.

At least 41 people including the driver were confirmed to be on the bus at the time of the accident, which took place on the Ibarra-San Lorenzo highway, a police spokesman told local press.

Emergency personnel was working to recover the bodies of those dead while all those injured were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. Police said that while the cause of the accident is being investigated, it is believed the driver was speeding.


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