Romania: 4 dead when bus overturns in central Romania

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Posted: Jun 17, 2016 8:26 AM

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Authorities say four people have died when a bus carrying children and teachers traveling to a folklore festival overturned in central Romania.

The health ministry said one child and three adults died, and a total of 22 people were injured, three of them seriously.

The bus was transporting the group on Friday from the northeastern city of Iasi to the western city of Arad for the festival.

It overturned near the village of Persani in central Romania. Initial reports suggested the driver approached a bend too fast.

The health ministry said there were 28 adults and three children on board.

Eleven ambulances were transporting the injured to hospitals. The interior ministry put two helicopters on standby.

Traffic was blocked in the area.