12 dead after Ecuador bus slides off road: Officials

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Quito: 12 people were killed and another 25 were injured on Saturday when the bus they were traveling in careened off a road in a coastal region of western Ecuador.

“So far there are 25 injured..and 12 people died as a result of the traffic accident,” police said.

The accident occurred at around 2:00 pm, on the Jipijapa highway, in the area known as “Las Americas” of the Manabi province, according to the Ecuadorian Traffic Commission.

Traffic accidents are among the leading causes of death in the Andean country.

Last week, a frontal collision between two buses in the neighboring province of Guayas left 11 dead and 54 wounded.

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