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Truck crash kills 17 teens in Brazil

Other News Materials 6 June 2010 09:58
At least 17 teenagers were killed and three injured when a truck they were traveling in fell from a bridge in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia, RIA Novosti reported on Sunday according to the Latin American Herald Tribune.
Truck crash kills 17 teens in Brazil

At least 17 teenagers were killed and three injured when a truck they were traveling in fell from a bridge in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia, RIA Novosti reported on Sunday according to the Latin American Herald Tribune.

"The school-aged passengers were riding in the open bed of a truck that was hit by a semi-trailer as it was traveling over a bridge near the town of Laje," the report said.

The truck fell from the height of 15 meters (50 feet), while the semi-trailer driver fled the scene without providing any assistance.

The victims were aged between 10 and 18 years and were returning from a school sporting competitions

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