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Wednesday, August 12, 1998 Published at 14:22 GMT 15:22 UK

World: Europe

Montenegro bus crash kills 18

A crowded bus has crashed down a ravine in Montenegro, killing at least eighteen people.

Hospital officials say about twenty others are injured, three of them critically.

The accident happened as the bus -- which was on an overnight journey from Belgrade -- came to a notoriously dangerous stretch of road near the town of Bioca about fifteen kilometres north of the capital, Podgorica.

It's reported to have collided with rocks before sliding into a thirty-metre deep river canyon.

Army helicopters ferried the injured to hospital and an appeal was put out for blood donors.

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