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Rescuers: 37 Bodies Pulled From Italy Bus Crash

The bus was reportedly filled with Italian pilgrims
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Suggested by radicalron
Posted Jul 28, 2013 6:46 PM CDT

(Newser) – Another deadly crash in Europe: Rescuers are saying that at least 37 bodies have been pulled out of the mangled wreckage of a tour bus that plunged dozens of yards into a ravine off a major highway in southern Italy after slamming into several cars. The Italian news agency ANSA quoted firefighters among the rescuers as also saying at least 11 people were injured in the crash on the 116 autostrada near Avellino, some 160 miles south of Rome.

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Italian TV quoted people at the scene as saying about 49 people were on the bus, which was reportedly filled with Italian pilgrims returning from an excursion elsewhere in the south. Highway police said the bus, whose driver is among the dead, crashed into cars that had been slowed by heavy traffic before plunging through a concrete barrier and a guardrail. (Read more bus crash stories.)

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