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At least 20 people killed in highway accident in central Bolivia

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At least 20 people were killed on Tuesday, March 2nd, when a public transport bus overturned and fell into a ravine on the highway linking the Bolivian departments of Cochabamba (central) and Santa Cruz (east), local authorities reported.

Deputy Commander of the Cochabamba Police Colonel Jhonny Corrales told local media that according to preliminary reports, the accident occurred early Tuesday morning at the highway's Canadon sector, where the bus fell some 150 meters down.

The bus was carrying about 45 passengers, he said, adding that so far, at least 20 people have been confirmed dead . . .

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