SAD: Four Dead, 29 Injured In Football Team Crash


Four persons have died and 29 injured as a bus carrying a youth football team back from winning a tournament falls 32ft off a bridge in Brazil after the driver ‘lost driving control’ in Brazil.

The horrific crash, in which the bus carrying the Esporte Clube Vila Maria Helena fell in Além Paraíba in the state of Minas Gerais in the southeast of the country, saw another 29 people injured.

Victims include three teenagers, aged between 14 and 17, and one adult, Brazilian website G1 reported.

The bus driver lost control while crossing the bridge on the BR-116 and the vehicle fell upside down into a creek.

The football team was travelling back to their city of Duque de Caxias from Ubaporanga, where they were playing against Simonesia in a tournament.

Twenty-Four of the injured were taken to the Hospital Sao Salvador, while another five received treatment at the Casa de Caridade Leopoldinense in Leopoldina.

The Hospital Sao Salvador reported one of those treated was 19 and others were under 18.


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