Horror crash between truck and bus carrying 51 employees from textile company in Brazil leaves more than 40 people dead
- A bus transporting 51 people to a textile company crashed with a truck in São Paulo, Brazil, on Wednesday, and left at least 41 dead and 19 injured
- The tragic accident took place approximately at 6:45am on the 106-mile marker of the Alfredo de Oliveira Carvalho highway in Taguaí
- Star Turismo, the company which owns the bus, and Taguaí authorities have not said what caused the accident
- Most of the victims were said to be from the city of Itaí and were rushed to hospitals in the area
Brazilian authorities have reported at least 41 people have died after a bus and truck transporting manure were in a horrific crash on a highway in São Paulo on Wednesday morning.
At least another 10 people, including the truck driver, were injured in the crash which wrecked both vehicles. It is not known if the bus driver is among the survivors.
Preliminary police reports indicate the coach was transporting as many as 51 employees from a textile company when the vehicles collided on the single lane of the 106-mile marker of the Alfredo de Oliveira Carvalho highway in Taguaí.
Residents stand next to a wrecked bus that was transporting 51 workers, including 41 who were killed, following a collision with a truck on a highway in São Paulo, Brazil, on Wednesday. The accident left 10 people injured, including the truck driver. Authorities have not provided an update on the bus driver
Pictured above is the wrecked truck involved in Wednesday morning’s tragic collision with a bus carrying 51 workers, including 41 who have been reported dead, in Taguaí, Brazil
Video and still images of the scene showed dozens of victims lying on the ground next to the bus as residents looked on.
São Paulo Military spokesman Lieutenant Alexandre Guedes said some of the passengers where stuck inside the bus. It’s not clear whether the people trapped inside the bus are alive.
‘People being helped to hospitals in the region and others are receiving help,’ Guedes said, according to Brazilian news outlet G1.
Area residents from Taguaí, Brazil, stand near a truck that was involved in an accident early Wednesday with a bus transporting 51 workers to a textile factory. At least 41 of the employees died and another 10 were injured and rushed to local hospitals
Most of the injured passengers were rushed to medical facilities in the cities of Taguaí, Fartura, Taquarituba.
The Taguaí fire department said the bus was heading to the Stattus Jeans factory when it collided with the truck on the highway which connects the cities of Taguaí and Taquarituba.
Emerson Fernandes, an attorney for Stattus Jeans, told online portal UOL that most of the victims lived in the municipality of Itaí.
Star Turismo, which owns the bus, and authorities were still working to determine the cause of the accident.