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At least 19 killed in Algeria crash

At least 19 people have died after a bus plunged into a ravine in Algeria, according to reports.

State news agency APS said the driver appeared to have lost control of the vehicle during a turn and sent the bus crashing down a slope outside the town of Tiaret, about 200 miles south-west of the capital Algiers.

At least 30 other people were injured.

State radio said fog contributed to the accident.

Online newspaper TSA said the victims were between 17 and 58 years old. It said 19 died in the accident, and two others - including a pregnant woman - died en route to the hospital.


From Belfast Telegraph