Bus plunges off cliff in Brazil, 54 killed

March 15, 2015 4:47 PM

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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's government on Sunday said 54 passengers died when a bus plummeted over a cliff in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina.

The bus, carrying a group of evangelical Christians to a religious event in the neighboring state of Parana, swerved off a curve on Saturday and fell hundreds of meters before crashing in a wooded area.

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