Bus accident in Ecuador leaves 13 dead, 37 injured
Police officers and rescuers surround a crashed bus in La Joaquina, Ecuador, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. Police say that the bus lost its brakes, flipped over and tumbled down an embankment, killing at least 13 people and injuring another 37. (AP Photo)
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, December 26, 2012 9:04PM EST
QUITO, Ecuador - Police say that a bus lost its brakes, flipped over and tumbled down an embankment in Ecuador, killing at least 13 people and injuring another 37.
Police chief Gustavo Teran said Wednesday's accident took place in Tungurahua providence.
Teran said that speeding may have contributed to the accident.
Traffic accidents are the second leading cause of death in Ecuador, according to the government.
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