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Bus Crash In Madagascar Kills 34 People

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At least 34 people have been killed in a horrific bus accident in Madagascar, local authorities said. 12 people were pronounced dead at the scene.

A bus carrying young Christian worshippers plunged down a ravine in central Madagascar. According to a statement from the hospital in capital Antananarivo, 22 other people have been pronounced dead.

The bus had more than one hundred passengers on it traveling from Soavinandriana to a meeting of young Protestant faithful in Mahajanga. The accident took place approximately 72 kilometers from the Malagasy capital of Antananarivo.

via Huffington Post:

At least 34 people died in the accident of a bus carrying young Protestant faithful to the north of Madagascar on Monday night to Tuesday, according to a report from the gendarmerie and hospitals.

“The bus has badly approached a climb and fell in a ravine of about 20 meters. It caught fire after making several barrels,” said commander Major Herilalatiana Andrianarisaona, responsible for the communication of the gendarmerie.

“Twelve burnt bodies have been pulled out of the vehicle,” he added.

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