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40 dead in Bolivian carnival festivities

IANS  |  La Paz 

At least 40 people died and over 100 were injured in during the weekend due to car accidents, homicides and flooding.

Bolivian on Tuesday said that most of the deaths were the result of traffic accidents while he was being interviewed alongside on the Kawsachun Coca radio station, reported.

According to a government report, 16 people were killed in traffic accidents and eight were killed by a at a near the entrance of Oruro

In addition, six people drowned, four were homicide victims, three committed suicide and an unspecified number died from hypothermia.

According to the police data, there were 67 fatalities during the 2017 festivities.



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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 14:30 IST