At least 41 police officers were killed in a bus accident in northern Argentina.

Authorities say the crash happened early Monday while a convoy of three buses with gendarmes officers was traveling near Salta, a city about 932 miles north of Buenos Aires.


Image: Policia de Salta

Angel Marinaro, civil defense director for the province, told local station TN that for unknown reasons the driver of one of the buses lost control as the convoy was crossing a bridge.

The vehicle flipped and fell off the bridge, landing about 65 feet below in a dry riverbed. Local television images show an overturned bus and rescue crews working the scene. Read more…

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At least 41 dead after police bus crashes in Argentina