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Twelve dead in Bolivian bus crash

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At least 12 people, including Israeli and Japanese tourists, have been killed in a road accident in southern Bolivia.

The crash occurred at the Uyuni salt flats, one of Bolivia's main tourist attractions. Police say two tour buses crashed head on and burst into flames.

They say the dead included five Israeli and five Japanese tourists, one of the drivers, and a Bolivian guide.

The only survivor is said to be the driver of the second vehicle, who was badly burnt in the accident.

A container of gasoline on the roof of one of the buses exploded after the collision.


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