2 killed 41 injured in Louisiana bus accident

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2 killed 41 injured in Louisiana bus accident

Two people were killed and 41 others injured on Sunday after a bus crashed into a fire truck in the state of Louisiana.

The accident occurred on Interstate 10 near LaPlace, a city about 40 km west of New Orleans when a charter bus of volunteers going to assist flood victims in the state’s capital city of Baton Rouge hit the fire truck.

Three firefighters were injured in the crash and one of them was pronounced dead in hospital, according to the state’s English daily The Times-Picayune.

The firefighters were dealing with a car crash and the new bus-fire truck accident caused the death of a victim who was still in a vehicle involved in the previous crash.

The report also said that the 41 people with minor to moderate injuries were hospitalized for treatment.

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