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By The Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 9:24 p.m.

RIO DE JANEIRO — A police officer investigating a deadly crash in which a bus plunged from a 30-foot high viaduct onto one of Rio de Janeiro's busiest thoroughfares said on Wednesday he plans to indict the driver and an angry passenger who allegedly fought just before the accident.

José Pedro da Costa Silva is quoted by the internet portal of the Globo television network, as saying he plans to indict both on involuntary homicide charges in the deaths of seven people in the crash on Tuesday. Eleven people were injured in the accident, and both the driver and the angry passenger have been hospitalized.

Survivor Amanda Santana Silva told Brazil's Globo television network that a passenger became enraged when the bus driver, after skipping several stops, didn't leave the doors open long enough for him to get off.

 

 
 


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