At least 10 dead and around 30 injured after 'tour bus' plummets off 50ft bridge

At least 10 people have died after a bus fell off a bridge in Brazil.

The vehicle, believed to be a tour bus, reportedly fell from a height of 15 meters near a railway line in the Brazilian municipality of Joao Monlevade around 1:30 PM.

Emergency services are currently on the scene, with 30 people reportedly injured, reports the Daily Star.

It is not yet known how many people were on board, but authorities said not all passengers have been rescued.

A truck may also have been involved in the collision.



The injured are currently being taken to regional hospitals.

Minas Gerais Fire Department spokesman Pedro Aihara told CNN, “There is no information on the itinerary. Not all (the victims) have been rescued yet.”

Last month, a full bus has hit a truck in Brazil and killed at least 41 people, including dozens of textile workers, Yahoo News reported.

Photos of the deadly incident in the outskirts of Taguai, 347 km west of Sao Paulo, around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, were taken by G1 GloboNews.

Firefighters told the media that at least 40 textile company employees were traveling on the bus.

São Paulo military police spokesman Lieutenant Alexandre Guedes said the location of the crash made it difficult for emergency services to get there.

Survivors who came out of the collision with serious injuries were rushed to several hospitals in the region for urgent medical attention, according to local officials.

Taguai City Hall, in the interior of São Paulo, has declared an official three-day mourning period for the region.

Firefighters and the highway police of Piraju (SP), the largest city in the Taguai region, responded to the incident.

Minas Gerais Fire Department spokesman Pedro Aihara told CNN, “There is no information on the itinerary. Not all (the victims) have been rescued yet.”

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