2 Americans among 10 dead in Honduran bus crash

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Posted: Jul 11, 2011 4:44 PM
2 Americans among 10 dead in Honduran bus crash

A bus crash in Honduras near an archaeological ruin popular with tourists has killed 10 people and injured 25.

Among the dead are two Americans, a Canadian, three Salvadorans and three Hondurans. Another victim has yet to be identified.

The U.S. Embassy in Honduras says two other Americans are among the injured, but could not provide any further details on the victims.

Sgt. Wilmer Cruz of Honduras' national firefighters' force said Monday the bus was going down a hill when it apparently suffered a mechanical problem. It flipped on it side in the Sunday accident near Santa Rosa de Copan, a town near the famed Mayan ruins of Copan.

The bus set out from El Salvador and was carrying about 50 passengers.