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Saturday, January 9, 1999 Published at 10:36 GMT


World: Europe

38 found dead in Georgia bus accident


Rescue workers in Georgia have recovered the bodies of all thirty-eight people who were aboard a bus when it plunged into a deep ravine near the Russian border on Friday.

The bus was carrying mourners returning from a funeral totheir homes in Vladikavkaz in the Russian region of North Ossetia.

The cause of the accident is not yet known, but Georgian police said they could not rule out that the bus driver had been drinking after the funeral, in line with local custom.

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