At Least 25 Dead in Two Road Accidents in Same Place

At least 25 people were killed and 80 injured in two accidents in the same location on a road in Santa Catarina state in southern Brazil, radio CBN said Wednesday.

In the first accident late Tuesday night near Descanso, a highway bus carrying some 40 passengers hit two trucks, setting all three vehicles on fire.

Two hours later while emergency workers were still attending to victims of the first crash, another car lost its brakes and crashed into a number of vehicles at the same location, including those helping in the rescue.

Police said in an initial count that 25 people died in the two accidents and that the number could increase.

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