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Bus crash kills 6 soccer fans in El Salvador

By David Simpson, CNN
updated 11:59 PM EDT, Sun October 13, 2013
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • At least 48 injured when bus drops off 10-meter cliff
  • Passengers were fans of a team in country's Sonsonate department

(CNN) -- A bus carrying soccer fans ran off a 10-meter (32-foot) cliff in western El Salvador on Sunday afternoon, killing at least six people and injuring at least 48, authorities said.

The passengers were fans of a local team in Sonsonate, said William Flores of the Sonsonate fire department.

He said five people were pronounced dead at the scene. A sixth victim died later at a hospital.

Preliminary reports said the bus had mechanical problems.

CNN's Nelson Quinones contributed to this report

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