Latin America & Caribbean

Brazil bus crash leaves 33 dead

At least 33 people have been killed and about a dozen injured in a crash involving a lorry and a bus in north-east Brazil, officials say.

The accident occurred early on Saturday near the town of Milagres, in north-eastern Bahia state.

An official told AFP the bus was carrying sugar-cane cutters from the central state of Mato Grosso to the north-eastern state of Pernambuco.

The crash is reported to have occurred as one vehicle passed the other.

Witnesses told CBN radio that a third vehicle crashed head on with the bus which then was hit by the truck, AFP said.