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11 killed as Dom Rep bus tumbles into sea

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 2:00 AM

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP):A bus has plunged into the ocean in the Dominican Republic, killing at least 11 people.

Civil Defence Director Luis Luna Paulino says the bus tumbled off the Las Americas highway that links Santo Domingo with the country's eastern region.

He says eight women are among the dead, including one who was pregnant. Fifteen people are seriously injured.

Luna says the bus driver's assistant told authorities that a broken steering rod may have caused late Friday's crash.