At least 15 dead in Brazil bus crash

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 .

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.

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