Tuesday, July 30 2013, 04:02 PM MDT
At Least 37 KIlled In Italy Bus Crash
ROME - Rescuers are saying that at least 37 bodies have been pulled out
of the mangled wreckage of a tour bus that plunged dozens of yards off a
major highway in southern Italy after slamming into several cars.The
bus landed in a ravine.
The Italian news agency ANSA quoted
firefighters among the rescuers as also saying at least 11 people were
injured in the crash Sunday night on the 116 autostrada near Avellino,
some 160 miles south of Rome.
Italian TV quoted people at the
scene as saying about 49 people were on the bus, which was reportedly
filled with Italian pilgrims returning from an excursion elsewhere in
the south. Highway police said the bus crashed into cars that had been
slowed by heavy traffic.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.