Rescuers work at the site of a bus accident that happened in the San Martin Jilotepeque, about 64 kilometers from Guatemala City, where the bus plunged into a 75-meter-deep ravine before it fell off into a nearby river, on Sept. 9, 2013. At least 43 people died and tens of passengers injured in the bus accident. (Xinhua/Luis Echeverria)
Death toll rises to 43 in central Guatemala bus accident
GUATEMALA CITY, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Authorities in Guatemala confirmed Monday that the death toll in a bus accident in the central part of the country went up to 43, while the number of injuries also climbed to 40.
According to the municipal fire department spokesman Cecilio Chacaj, the bus had left San Martin Jilotepeque, in western Guatemala, for the departmental capital of Chimaltenango. Its final destination was Guatemala City, the Guatemalan capital. Full story