14 dead, 26 injured after bus plunges off overpass in Brazil

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    At least 14 people were killed and 26 others injured in Brazil on Friday after a bus fell from an overpass in the state of Minas Gerais.

    According to reports, the bus with 40 passengers was travelling near the city of Joao Monlevade when it fell more than 15 metres (49 feet) from the overpass. Emergency services rushed to the scene to assist victims, many of whom were rushed to hospital.

    Firefighters at the scene reported that Joao Monlevade has been attributed to the horror crash. Investigations into the crash are still ongoing.

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