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18 Feb 2019 | 09:23 PM UTC

Bolivia: Vehicle collision leaves 25 dead on Potosí-Oruro highway Feb. 18

Bolivia News Alert

Vehicle collision leaves 25 dead on Potosí-Oruro highway near Machacamarca (Oruro department) February 18; foggy conditions blamed for accident

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/18/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/19/2019, 11:59 PM (America/La_Paz). COUNTRY/REGION Oruro department

Event

A truck and a bus collided on the highway linking Potosí and Oruro departments early (local time) on Monday, February 18, leaving at least 25 people dead and 15 others injured. Foggy conditions and consequent low visibility reportedly contributed to the accident, which took place near Machacamarca (Oruro department). Residual traffic disruptions are possible on the route over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Bolivia are advised to remain vigilant when driving in low-visibility conditions.

 

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