Bus crash in Ecuador kills 24

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QUITO (Xinhua) – A bus carrying travelers from Colombia and Venezuela crashed in Ecuador early Tuesday, killing 24 people and injuring 22 others.The bus, carrying 38 passengers, was traveling to Quito when it hit a car along a stretch known as “Deadman’s curve” on the Pifo-Papallacta Road near the capital at about 3:00 local time (0900GMT), authorities said. National Police officer Roberto Padilla said the majority of the passengers were Colombians, but the toll included some Venezuelans as well.On Sunday, another bus carrying soccer fans in Ecuador overturned on a highway, killing 12 people and injuring 30 others near the city of Cuenca.

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