23 people killed in bus crash near Ecuador’s capital

11 killed in deadly Ecuador bus crash
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Twenty-three people were killed and 14 people were injured in a bus crash near the capital of Ecuador, The Associated Press reported Tuesday morning.

The Colombian-registered bus was traveling to Quito and hit a smaller vehicle in an area known as dead man’s curve about 3 a.m., Ecuadorean authorities said.

Quito’s district security secretary told Colombia’s Blu Radio that Colombian and Venezuelan nationals were among the dead. Two minors traveling in the smaller vehicle were also killed, according to the AP.

A small fleet of ambulances and first responders rushed to the crash site about two hours from Quito before dawn. They found the wrecked bus overturned and several homes near the highway damaged after being hit by metal debris.