Sabato, 22 Settembre 2018
NAPLES

Tragic bus accident kills 38, injures 10 in southern Italy

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Naples, July 29 - Police said on Monday that they
are investigating the braking system and tires of a bus that
fell some 30 meters from a bridge overnight Sunday in southern
Italy, killing 38 and injuring another 10.
The group of friends was returning from a weekend
excursion to the local Telese thermal baths and the popular
pilgrimage destination of Pietralcina, home town of the Italian
saint Padre Pio.
Rescue crews worked overnight to extract survivors and
victims from the wreckage, and a local school was converted
temporarily into a morgue while the bodies are being identified.
Police investigating said that there were no skid marks
indicating that the driver had braked.
The driver bumped into six cars before the bus slammed
into the guardrail and flew from the high viaduct, police said.
All of the passengers were long-time friends who
frequently took trips together organized by a delicatessen owner
from Pozzuoli, Luciano Caiazzo.
At least five children were on the bus, all of whom
survived.
Italian Premier Enrico Letta cancelled a planned visit to
the Acropolis in Athens on Monday, but will continue with the
rest of his itinerary in Greece as planned.

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