At least 10 dead after bus crash in Brazil's Sao Paulo state

-Sao Paulo Civil Defense/ AFP

At least 10 people died and 42 were injured when a bus crashed into the central pillar of a bridge in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo on Friday, the state government said.

According to local authorities, the accident happened just after midnight local time (0300 GMT) near the town of Itapetininga, some 170 km west of state capital Sao Paulo.

The bus had been en-route from Itapeva to Aparecida, a religious town known to attract many pilgrims to its Basilica of Our Lady of Aparecida.

Injured people were taken to hospitals in Itapetininga and neighboring city Sorocaba, the authorities said in a statement.

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