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Drunk driver kills 15 at bus stop

A drunken man drove an 4x4 into a crowded bus stop in the coastal city of Guayaquil, Ecuador, killing 15 people and injuring at least seven others.

Police said many of the injuries are serious.

The driver was arrested after the crash on Sunday morning in the Bastion Popular neighborhood.

Police identified him as Luis Alberto Hessmer Vargas.

After the incident, angry residents set fire to his car and later to a police car.

People interviewed by local TV stations said it appeared the driver fell asleep at the wheel.


From Belfast Telegraph