22 killed in Tunisian bus crash, another 21 injured

22 killed in Tunisian bus crash, another 21 injured
By Charlene Gubash and Doha Madani and Associated Press with NBC News World News
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It appeared the bus crashed into a metal barrier and plummeted into a valley, according to a statement from the Tunisia Ministry of Interior.

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A bus crash in Tunisia left 22 people dead in a traffic accident Sunday in the northwest region of the country.

It appeared the bus crashed into a metal barrier and plummeted into a valley, according to a statement from the Tunisia Ministry of Interior. The bus, owned by a local travel agency, was carrying 43 passengers on a recreational tour from Tunis to Ain Draham.

The 21 passengers who survived the crash were injured and taken to hospitals in the region, the ministry said.

Ain Draham, a local tourist spot renowned for its mountainous reliefs on the border with Algeria, is located about 115 miles west of Tunis.

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