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11 killed in Argentina van accident

Posted on Sep 03 2014 | IANS

Buenos Aires, Sep 3 : At least 11 people were killed Tuesday when a van carrying teachers collided with a truck in Argentina, police said.

The accident occurred about 7.45 a.m. near El Simbol, 1,000 km north of Buenos Aires, when the van collided head-on with a gasoline tanker truck in the northern Argentine province of Santiago del Estero, Efe quoted Loreto district police commander Roque Herrera as saying.

The majority of the victims were teachers who were travelling to Santiago del Estero city, the provincial capital, to attend a training course.

The four injured people, including a 15-year-old girl, remain in critical condition.

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