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Ecuador: Bodies laid out next to bus crash site near Quito *STILLS*01:00

Ecuador: Bodies laid out next to bus crash site near Quito *STILLS*

Ecuador, Quito
August 15, 2018 at 08:20 GMT -00:00 · Published

Firefighters attended the scene of a deadly bus crash east of the Ecuadorian capital of Quito on Tuesday. While initial reports said 23 people were killed, local media has since placed the death toll at 24, with a further 19 injured.

Images reveal a number of bodies in black bags lying on the ground next to the destroyed bus.

The accident happened just before 03:00 (08:00 GMT) on Tuesday between the towns of Pifo and Papallacta, in a sector locally known as 'death's curve.' Firefighters arrived shortly after and worked through daybreak at the scene of the crash.

Tuesday's accident was the second bus tragedy to hit Ecuador in three days. On Sunday, eleven people died when a bus full of fans of the Sporting Club Barcelona de Guayaquil rolled over on their way out of Cuenca.

Mandatory credit: Bomberos Quito

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Firefighters attended the scene of a deadly bus crash east of the Ecuadorian capital of Quito on Tuesday. While initial reports said 23 people were killed, local media has since placed the death toll at 24, with a further 19 injured.

Images reveal a number of bodies in black bags lying on the ground next to the destroyed bus.

The accident happened just before 03:00 (08:00 GMT) on Tuesday between the towns of Pifo and Papallacta, in a sector locally known as 'death's curve.' Firefighters arrived shortly after and worked through daybreak at the scene of the crash.

Tuesday's accident was the second bus tragedy to hit Ecuador in three days. On Sunday, eleven people died when a bus full of fans of the Sporting Club Barcelona de Guayaquil rolled over on their way out of Cuenca.

Mandatory credit: Bomberos Quito

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