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20 Die in Guatemala Bus Accident

February 27, 2001

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (AP) _ A passenger bus drove off the edge of a cliff and tumbled into a river in western Guatemala on Monday, killing at least 20 people and injuring 12 others.

The bus plunged into the Chanchon River in Santa Cruz del Quiche, 100 miles west of Guatemala City, the capital, a firefighter spokesman said.

The cause of the accident was not known. Three children were among the victims.

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