At least 41 killed after bus and truck collide in Brazil

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –At least 41 people were killed after a crash between a bus and a truck in southeastern Brazil, state police and the fire service have said.

Images broadcast on local TV on Wednesday showed an eviscerated bus near the city of Taguai in Sao Paulo state, roughly 350km (217 miles) west of the state capital Sao Paulo city.

The death toll was expected to rise further, state police said in a statement.

“We know there are more victims in the wreckage of the vehicles, but we don’t know how many,” it said.

Police said 37 people were killed at the scene. Four more died of their injuries in hospital.

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