Bus falls into a ravine and leaves 19 dead in Bolivia

At least 19 people were killed and 17 injured when the bus they were traveling in fell into a ravine in a remote mountainous region of southern Bolivia, according to a preliminary police report.

The accident occurred on Sunday on a rural road in the municipality of San Pedro de Buena Vista in the Potosí region, about 400 kilometers south of La Paz.

The vehicle went into a ravine of about 200 meters and apparently was speeding, the region’s police chief, Colonel Juan Luis Cuevas, told ATB television, without giving further details.

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