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Haiti Bus Crash Kills 19 People

June 27, 2001

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) _ A bus swerved to avoid a truck parked in the roadway and careened into a ditch, killing 19 passengers in the pre-dawn crash Tuesday, a news report said.

Another 10 people were critically injured and several others had minor injuries, according to Radio Tele Metropole du Sud.

Police in the area confirmed the accident but were unable to provide any more details.

The bus crashed about 80 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince, the capital. It had been traveling from Les Cayes, a southwestern city, to Port-au-Prince.

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