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Scores killed in Brazil bus crash

Police have renewed a search for victims of a bus accident in southern Brazil that has killed 49 people.

The government of Santa Catarina state said the victims include eight young children, three adolescents, 24 women and 14 men. The bus plunged 1,300 feet down a mountain near the city of Joinville. Ten people are being treated at nearby hospitals.

Officials said that the death toll could rise because more bodies could be found under the bus and in the woods.

The cause of the accident is under investigation although authorities suspect the driver may have lost control on a curve.

The group was travelling from Uniao da Vitoria for a religious event near the coast in Parana state.

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