Fourteen killed in Ecuador bus accident

Quito (AFP) –


Fourteen people were killed and 26 injured when a bus drove off the highway in central Ecuador, flipped and caught fire, local police said Saturday.

The accident took place around 10 pm (0300 GMT) Friday on the highway between the capital Quito and Andean city of La Mana, police Colonel Cristian Barreiro said in a video released by the Ecu911 emergency service.

The survivors were rushed to hospitals in Quito and the Santo Domingo province, while authorities said they were working to identify the fatalities.