Bus-truck collision leaves at least 40 people dead in Brazil

At least 41 people were killed after a crash between a bus and a truck in southeastern Brazil, state police and the fire service have said.

The accident took place at near the city of Taguai in Sao Paulo state, roughly 350km west of the state capital Sao Paulo city.

The death toll was expected to rise further, state police said in a statement.

“We know there are more victims in the wreckage of the vehicles, but we don’t know how many,” it said.

Police said 37 people were killed at the scene. Four more died of their injuries in hospital.

Local media said the bus was carrying 53 employees of a textile company.