At least 10 dead, dozens injured in Argentine bus collision

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Two buses collided on a rural highway in northern Argentina on Friday, leaving at least 10 people dead and 25 injured.

Rescue teams worked for hours to remove the victims from the wreckage near the town of Cordoba, some 475 miles west of Buenos Aires. Helicopters and ambulance crews spent the morning ferrying away the injured, and hospitals in Cordoba were put on emergency footing to handle the large number of victims.

Police said there was good weather at the time and no immediate explanation for the head-on collision. The collision was so violent, authorities told the Noticias Argentinas news agency, that the left side of one bus disintegrated.

''The impact was just horrifying,'' Facundo Arrese, a survivor, said on national television.

The accident was the latest in a series of collisions that have prompted calls here for more road safety measures.


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