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New York: Bronx tour bus crash kills 14

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Fourteen people have been killed and 10 injured in a tour bus accident in New York City, officials say.

The bus overturned on the New England Thruway in the Bronx at about 0530 (1030 GMT) on Saturday, a spokesman for the city's fire department said.

It slid on its side and then hit a light pole which sheared off the top of the bus, the spokesman said.

Six of the injured were said to be in a critical condition. The bus was carrying at least 31 passengers.

The light pole "went through the whole bus from front to rear", a fire department spokesman told the New York Times newspaper.