11 Nov 2009

Eight people killed in a bus accident in Samoa

6:14 am on 11 November 2009

At least eight people, including a six-month old baby, have been killed in a bus accident in Samoa.

More than 20 others were injured in the crash, some of them seriously.

The bus carrying more than 30 passengers, including students and villagers heading back to the village of Lalomauga, swerved and went off the road.

One witness says speed was a factor in yesterday's crash.

The police are investigating the accident.