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Seven dead after bus is forced off bridge

Published:Sunday | November 9, 2014 | 12:00 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP):

At least seven people are dead in Brazil after a passenger bus was forced off a bridge when another vehicle tried to pass it.

Highway police in the north-eastern state of Bahia say the bus swerved to avoid being hit by a passing van.

The bus then fell about

65 feet (20 metres) into a

river below. At least 28 other passengers were injured in the incident.

The highway police said yesterday that they have arrested the driver of the van that allegedly caused the accident and are trying to determine if he had been drinking.