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Wreck kills 35 in Ecuador, Red Cross says

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • A wreck in Ecuador has killed at least 35 people, the Red Cross says
  • It happened west of the capital, Quito
  • Ecuador

(CNN) -- At least 35 people have been killed and 20 others injured in a wreck in Ecuador, the Red Cross said Friday.

The wreck happened around 4 a.m. near Flavio Alfaro, the organization said. That's roughly 100 miles west of the capital of Quito, in the province of Manabi.

Ecuavisa, a CNN affiliate in Ecuador, reported that the wreck happened when a bus fell about 650 feet (200 meters) into a ravine while traveling from Quito to the town of San Isidro.