Ecuador: 23 dead, 14 injured in bus crash outside Quito — Fire Dept.

A total of 23 people were confirmed dead after a bus overturned itself and hit a van east of Quito on Tuesday, the Ecuadorian capital's fire department said. Fire Department Lieutenant Veronica Toapanta confirmed that 23 people — 21 adults and two children — died in the accident, with an additional 14 injured being transferred to hospitals. The accident happened just before 03:00 (08:00 GMT... Еще) on Tuesday between the towns of Pifo and Papallacta, in a sector locally known as 'death's curve.' 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.

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