Bus crash kills 16 football fans in Chile

Updated: February 9, 2013, 11:14 AM ET
Associated Press

SANTIAGO, Chile -- A bus carrying fans of a Chilean soccer team has plunged into a ravine, killing 16 people.

Fire department officials say most of those who died in Saturday's crash are 13 to 18 years old. One is an infant a few months old. Twenty-one people are reported injured.

Officials say the bus plunged roughly 500 feet (150 meters) into a ravine in a mountainous zone about 280 miles (470 kilometers) south of the capital.

The bus was carrying fans of the O'Higgins team back from a match the squad won against Huachipato de Talcahuan.

State television says the Chinese-made bus had no seatbelts for its 27 intended passengers and was intended only for urban use.


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