Ten dead after plunges off ravine in Moldova

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Aug. 9, 2012, 2:51 p.m. | World — by Associated Press

Police say that that 10 people have died in Moldova after a bus skidded of the road.

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CHISINAU, Moldova — Police say that that 10 people have died in Moldova after a bus skidded of the road and plunged into a ravine in the north of the country.

Police said in a statement that the bus driver failed to navigate a bend as the bus was traveling through a village some 100 kilometers (60 miles) north of the capital early Thursday, and fell into a 10-meter (33 feet) ravine.

Police say another 35 passengers were on board, and some were hospitalized with serious injuries in the nearby town of Ungheni.

Authorities are examining the bus, a Mercedes-Benz model manufactured in 1989. Police and the Interior Ministry are investigating the cause of the accident.

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