Bus Runs Off Cliff In Ecuador; 29 Reported Dead


Salon Staff
February 20, 2012 4:27AM (UTC)

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadorean authorities say a bus has toppled over a cliff on a northern road, killing 27 adults and two children.

National Traffic Agency director Mauricio Pena announced the death toll at a news conference Sunday and said the driver was among those killed. He says an additional 27 people are injured.

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Police Capt. Fernanda Albuja says the bus ran off the road near the town of Quajara.

Red Cross official Diego Castellanos is blaming speeding for the accident.


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