A tourist bus drives on the surface of the world's largest salt flats, the Salar de Uyuni, near the village of Colchani November 20, 2007. Bolivian airlines Aerosur and the Canedos family inaugurated this week the first regular flights of its renovated Douglas DC-3S, or Super DC-3, to bring tourists to the Salar, one of the world's natural wonders, in a project that the airline considers a "trip back in time." Picture taken November 20, 2007 .REUTERS/David Mercado (BOLIVIA) - RTX3YJM David Mercado/Reuters
Bolivian police say eight foreign tourists are among the 10 people killed when a bus returning to La Paz from the Salar de Uyuni salt flats ran off the highway and crashed. Some Canadians were injured in the accident.
Police Capt. Gonzalo Carrasco said that another 24 people, most of them foreigners, were injured and being treated in hospitals in Oruro, the closest big city.
Carrasco said the accident occurred Saturday about 290 kilometres south of the capital. He said the foreigners included an Australian, two Swiss, two Italians and a Peruvian and that two of the foreigners could not immediately be identified.
The fatal Bolivian victims included the bus driver.
Carrasco said the injured included Germans, Italians, Swiss, Canadians, Chileans, Peruvians and an Indian.
He said the cause of the accident was under investigation.
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