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Chile Tour Bus Accident


Relatives of Americans killed in a bus crash in Chile are being flown in by Celebrity Cruises.

Twelve Americans died when a tourist bus ran off a mountainside in northern Chile Wednesday, tumbling 300 feet.

Two other Americans and the Chilean bus driver and the tour guide survived but were seriously hurt.

All of those killed were from the Celebrity Cruises' ship Millennium, which was docked in Arica, Chile.

But the cruise line says the bus trip was not affiliated with it.

The U.S. embassy in Chile is sending consular officers to Africa to help out.

The bus driver says he ran off the mountainside when he swerved to avoid an oncoming truck.

The bus was returning from a visit to a national park.

The ship's departure from Chile has been postponed indefinitely.


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