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Panama bus crash kills 33 people

Panama bus crash kills 33 people

A bus carrying migrants fell off a cliff in Panama, killing at least 33 people and injuring 23, the fire department said.

According to the newspaper, the accident occurred at about 4:40 am local time, a bus carrying migrants fell off a cliff in the province of Chiriqui. There were about 60 passengers on the bus.

“23 injured were sent to hospitals, 33 died due to an accident in the district of Gualaca in the province of Chiriqui,” the head of the local fire service, Edilberto Armueles, said.

Earlier, Panama’s President Laurentino Cortiso tweeted about the death of 15 passengers as a result of an accident.