VIDEO. Terrible bus accident in Brazil: the vehicle collides head-on with the pillar of a viaduct, 10 dead and 42 injured

VIDEO. Terrible bus accident in Brazil: the vehicle collides head-on with the pillar of a viaduct, 10 dead and 42 injured

Dix personnes sont mortes sur place. Sao Paulo Civil Defense

Le drame s’est produit vendredi 5 juillet avant l’aube dans les environs d’Itapetininga, à 170 km à l’ouest de Sao Paulo. Le car aurait été victime d’un problème mécanique.

At least ten people died on Friday July 5 in a bus accident which also left 42 injured in southeastern Brazil, local authorities said. The tourist bus hit the pilaster of a viaduct, explained the State Security Secretariat of Sao Paulo, specifying that "ten people died on the spot". The 42 injured, five in serious condition, rescued by firefighters and medical teams, were taken to various hospitals.

The accident took place on Friday before dawn in the vicinity of Itapetininga, 170 km west of Sao Paulo, the economic capital from Brazil. According to the Sao Paulo Transport Agency (Artesp), the public body regulating the sector, the coach "had a mechanical breakdown […] for reasons which remain to be clarified" and "the driver lost control of the vehicle".

The Safety Secretariat stressed that the Road Police are carrying out assessments at the scene of the accident.

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