The bus swerved to avoid hitting a truck and then invested some cars before violently impacting the guard rail. At least 25 of the trapped passengers were killed, including some children, while 11 suffered injuries, a few of the serious injuries, and were being treated at a local hospital.

"The victims presently ascertained are 25 but there may be several more," a police official Giuseppe Salomone, was quoted as saying by state television. He said that the reason for the fatal accident was still unclear and investigations into the cause were underway.

(Agencies)

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