At least 25 people were killed in a collision between a bus and a truck in the state of Bahia in northeastern Brazil, state fire officials said on Monday.
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“Military firefighters responded to an accident that killed 25 people on the BR 324 highway near the city of Gaviao,” said the report on the accident, which was about 250 kilometers from Salvador, the capital of Bahia state , occurred.
According to the Brazilian press, five people were also injured in the accident, which occurred on the night of Sunday to Monday.
After the intervention of emergency services, the bodies of the deceased were handed over to the scientific police for identification and legal procedures, the police said.
The cause of the accident is not yet known. The white cab of the truck involved, which was transporting mangoes, was completely twisted by the impact, according to images published by the local press.
The town hall of Jacobina, a town near the accident, declared three days of mourning on Monday and is preparing a “joint vigil” for the victims.