Bus crash kills 6 soccer fans in El Salvador
October 14, 2013 -- Updated 0359 GMT (1159 HKT)
- 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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