ALSO READ#Elections2017: UP spends least on health, reflects in its ill-health (Special to IANS) Ebola health care worker dies after childbirth in Liberia Ethiopian wins race to be next leader of UN health agency 700 dead as malaria 'epidemic' hits Burundi Suspected diarrhoea kills 279 people in Sudan: UN
A bus travelling on a notoriously dangerous stretch of road in Brazil has overturned in a crash that left at least 10 people dead, officials said.
Highway police said it was apparently a tourist bus and it was not immediately known how many people were on the vehicle.
The police said dozens were injured when the bus flipped over and skidded along the side of the highway yesterday.
The accident happened in the northwest state of Piaui on a road that has come to be called "the route of death."
The news website GP1 said that on that poorly maintained section of the road, more than 30 people have died this year.
More than 6,400 people lost their lives in road accidents last year in Brazil, according to highway police figures.
With a road fatality rate of 23.4 per 100,000 inhabitants, Brazil is ranked fourth in the world in such deaths, after Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and Belize in Central America, according to a World Health Organisation report issued in 2015.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)