Baku, September 7, AZERTAC
At least 15 people died and 40 were injured Sunday when a bus crashed in the Brazilian resort town of Paraty, according to www.telegraph.co.uk .
The accident happened on a highway linking Paraty, in Rio de Janeiro state, with the coastal area of Trinidade, a fire department spokesman said. Rescue workers and crash investigators were at the scene.
Brazilians were enjoying a long holiday weekend for Independence Day which is Monday. That meant more people were on the roads to take advantage of a three-day getaway to the beach.
Paraty, a Portuguese colonial-era town with a population of around 40,000, is famous for its charming architecture and idyllic environment.
It sits on the border of Brazil`s two most populous states, Rio and Sao Paulo. It also is popular with foreign visitors.