Terrible road accident in Honduras, bus falls into ditch, 12 people killed, many injured

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Horrible road accident in Honduras

Bus accident: A tragic accident has occurred in the Central American country of Honduras. 12 people were killed in a bus accident in Honduras. The President of the country has announced a national mourning over this horrific accident. A bus skidded off a highway and plunged into a ditch in Honduras on Tuesday, killing 10 people and injuring nearly two dozen.

According to police officials, the bus, which was carrying around 60 people, crashed after hitting a bridge and plunged into the river below a pothole. Honduran forensic services have officially confirmed 10 deaths, fire brigade lieutenant Christine Sevilla told Reuters on Tuesday evening. Earlier, 12 people were reported dead.

A spokesman for Honduras’ National Directorate of Roads and Transportation and a spokesman for the attorney general’s office both confirmed that 10 people were killed in the crash Tuesday evening. The seriously injured were taken to hospital by ambulance and helicopter, officials said. President Xiomara Castro has announced three days of national mourning in a post on social media. Castro wrote – This is a tragedy, the government will bear the funeral expenses of the victims.

There were 60 people in the bus.

According to police officials, the bus met with an accident 41 kilometers from Tegucigalpa. About 60 people were on the bus. So far, 12 people have died in the crash, including 10 at the scene and two at a hospital in Tegucigalpa, Fire Department Lt. Christine Sevilla said.

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