1st LD: "At least twenty dead" in bus accident in Venice, says mayor


ROME, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- "At least twenty dead" in a bus accident in Venice, Italy, local media reported on Tuesday, citing the city's mayor.

The bus fell from an overpass in Mestre, Venice, Tuesday evening, the Italian newspaper la Repubblica reported.

"A huge tragedy struck our community this evening. I immediately declared the city to be in mourning, in memory of the numerous victims who were on the fallen bus," la Repubblica cited the mayor of Venice Luigi Brugnaro as saying on social media.

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