Accident Leaves At Least 49 Dead In Brazil

Posted On 15 Mar 2015
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The vehicle fell into a cliff with a height of 400 meters in a wooded area in Santa Catarina, Brazil.

At least 49 people died in a bus accident that plunged down a ravine while taking a sharp curve on Saturday on a highway in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, in the south of the country, local media reported.

The bus plunged into a ravine 400 meters deep while driving through an area of ​​mountains in the SC-418 highway at the municipality of Campo Alegre, located 235 kilometers north of Florianópolis, the regional capital, sources of Police State Highways.

The secretariat of development in the region of Joinville (Santa Catarina) had previously reported that the death toll was 32, but could not specify the exact number of victims because it is believed that at nightfall still had several bodies in the Forest and others trapped in the vehicle.

Rescuers twelve wounded, of which seven were transferred to the Municipal Hospital São José, Joinville, another to the hospital in Campo Alegre and four children were admitted to Children’s Hospital Jesher Amarante Faria, in Joinville, according to the note.

According to local newspaper official sources, the passengers of collective belonging evangelical community and headed to the city of Guaratuba, State of Parana, to participate in a religious act.

The accident occurred at a sharp bend in the Sierra Dona Francisca, a tourist region of northern Santa Catarina.

The rescue, in which a hundred people involved, was delayed because the place where the bus dropped is an area of ​​difficult access and because there is no mobile phone coverage.

At least fifteen ambulances and police vehicles and fire department, plus a helicopter, assist in search and rescue victims.

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