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At least 13 dead in helicopter and bus crashes

Published:Sunday | December 28, 2014 | 12:16 AM

S„o PAULO (AP):

Officials say a helicopter crashed in south eastern Brazil yesterday, killing five people.

The Bertioga fire department has reported that the helicopter crashed yesterday morning in marshland near the coastal city of Bertioga in the state of S„o Paulo.

The dead include a couple, their young daughter and a nanny.

In the meantime, authorities say at least eight people are dead after a passenger bus plunged into a ravine while trying to avoid an oncoming truck in south eastern Brazil.

Highway police in the state say the bus driver told them that when he swerved to avoid the truck his brakes failed, and the bus fell about 40 metres (130 feet) into the ravine.

At least 21 other passengers were injured.