Lonely Planet Writer

Bus crash kills 49 people in southern Brazil

Joinville, Brazil.
Motorway near Joinville, Brazil. Image by bgcarvalho / CC BY 2.0

A bus crashed near the city of Joinville, Brazil on Saturday, killing 49 people. The bus plummeted 1300 feet down the side of a mountain, taking the lives of 24 women, 14 men, three adolescents and eight children. Officials say the death toll could rise if more bodies are discovered under the bus wreckage in the woods. Search efforts were continued through Sunday in the mountainous area of Serra Dona Francisca. Read more: telegraph.co.uk