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At least 42 killed in bus crash in Ecuador

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • 11 passengers are being treated for injuries
  • The crash site is about 55 miles south of Quito, Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador (CNN) -- A bus traveling south of Ecuador's capital lost control Sunday, killing 42 people and injuring 11 others, officials said.

The bus crashed around 3:30 a.m., the Ecuadoran Red Cross said.

Rescuers responded to the crash site, located about 55 miles south of Quito.

The injured passengers range in age from a 3-month-old baby to a 71-year-old and are being treated at local hospitals, the Red Cross said.

Investigators are trying to determine what caused the crash.