Tuesday, July 17, 2018
News

13 dead in Brazil vehicle pile-up

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Sao Paulo | Sunday, 2018 2:45:04 AM IST
At least 13 people died and 39 others were injured in a five-vehicle traffic accident on an expressway alongside the municipality of Grao Mogol in the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, officials said.

The accident involved a car, a minibus, two vans and a truck with a load of paper that caught fire in the collision, officials at the region's Fire Department said, Efe reported.

Several of the injured are in serious condition and were taken to regional hospitals with the aid of a Military Police helicopter, while most of the 39 who were hurt are in good health and in no danger of death.

The accident occurred at kilometer 400 (mile 250) on the BR-251 Expressway and blocked traffic in both directions for four hours Saturday morning, according to Federal Highway Police who are investigating the causes of the accident.

The BR-251, known as the Julio Garcia Expressway, covers some 1,500 kilometers between the state of Bahia in the northeast and the west-central state of Mato Grosso, and goes through the nation's capital, Brasilia.

The area where the accident occurred is one of the busiest stretches on the expressway, which has problems of maintenance in some parts, chiefly in Mato Grosso, which even has some parts that are not paved.

--IANS ahm/

( 224 Words)

2018-01-14-02:10:07 (IANS)

Watch News Videos

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
MORE WORLD NEWS
Security should be top priority of Pak i...
Peru declares 60-day state of emergency...
B'desh: Nearly 600 women raped in last s...
Judge rules for Trump administration in ...
Two Koreas fully restore western militar...
Universities need to evolve to adapt to ...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
See whether new law can be formed on cow...
France's Giroud savours World Cup glory ...
Major currencies down...
11 Automatic air quality monitoring stat...
As sanctions start to bite, Iran crude e...
Asia stocks sag on oil's slide, dollar d...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Major currencies down... 
11 Automatic air quality monitoring... 
As sanctions start to bite, Iran cr... 
Asia stocks sag on oil's slide, dol... 
SFI activist hacked in Kozhikode... 
TV & film actor Rita Bhaduri dies, ... 
Partly cloudy morning in Delhi... 
See whether new law can be formed o...