Up to 51 dead after bus crash in southern Brazil

March 15, 2015 3:30 AM

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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - As many as 51 people died on Saturday when a passenger bus drove off a cliff in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, police said.

The bus, en route from the neighboring state of Parana, swerved off a curve and fell dozens of meters before crashing in a wooded area. Rescue crews were still trying to rescue survivors and recover the bodies of the victims late in the day.

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