// IP Marketing video - START// IP Marketing video - END

18 dead as truck, passenger bus collide in Argentina

18 dead as truck, passenger bus collide in Argentina

PanARMENIAN.Net - Authorities in Argentina said a truck driving on the wrong side of a highway crashed head-on into a passenger bus, killing at least 18 people and injuring 12, the Associated Press reports.

Matias Roby, health minister for Mendoza province, said the vehicles burst into flames when they collided Friday, Feb 7, on National Route 7, about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) west of the capital, Buenos Aires.

A video taken by a motorist and broadcast on local television showed the truck, which had Brazilian plates and carried garlic, driving the wrong way minutes before the crash.

Roby said 12 of the bodies were burned in the bus and the other six people died after being taken to hospitals.

"The image of the bodies burned inside the bus was wrenching. I'd never seen anything like it," he said.

Photo: AP
Related links:
 Top stories
Erkam Yildirim was “the registered owner of at least one general cargo ship called the ‘City,’ through the family’s offshore company.
The House is set to discuss H.Res.354 on the afternoon of June 6 with a vote on the matter scheduled after 6:30pm EST.
The photograph, taken in 1992 during the Karabakh war, also features retired Lieutenant General and former MHP deputy Engin Alan.
However, any risk posed by just 10 grams of alcohol is big news, as the average alcoholic beverage (like a 12oz beer can) typically contains around 14 grams.
Partner news