INTRODUCTION: In Chile, a serious tod accident has claimed the lives of 32 people.Another 17 were injured, four critically.The accident happened on Friday (27 November) when a bus and a truck collided.
GV PAN Wrecked truck and bus with bales of paper on road
SV PAN Underside of truck with paper on road
SV PAN ALONG Wrecked bus
SV PAN Wreckage scattered on road
LV ZOOM INTO GV Front of truck with cab
GV Rolls of paper scattered along road side
SVs Twisted wreckage of bus (2 shots)
SV Wreckage of truck
GV PAN FROM Wreckage of truck TO wreckage of another vehicle
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Background: INTRODUCTION: In Chile, a serious tod accident has claimed the lives of 32 people.Another 17 were injured, four critically.The accident happened on Friday (27 November) when a bus and a truck collided.
SYNOPSIS: The accident happened on one of Chile's main highways.A bus travelling south from Santiago to the southern city of Temuca was in collision with a truck carrying rolls of paper.Both vehicles were almost destroyed in the crash.
The accident happened at about 5.30 in the morning, near San Carlos, about 300 kilometres south of Santiago.Most of the bus' passengers were asleep at the time.
Police said the two vehicles were each travelling at more than 100 kilometres an hour.After the crash, they were dragged about 50 metres and almost disintegrated.
The driver of the truck died instantly.
The truck's load od newsprint was strewn across the road after the crash.
The bus was a two-storey (double decker) bus.The top storey was almost destroyed.Rescue workers hurried to the scene of the accident, but for many, it was too late.Investigations revealed that the truck had crossed over to the other side of the highway and hit the bus head-on.A nearby farmer dais the impact of the two vehicles sounded like thunder.