Dozens of border patrol officers killed in Argentine bus crash

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At least 43 border patrol officers killed after bus loses control and careens into a ravine. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

Dozens of border patrol officers killed in Argentine bus crash

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A grim scene in a northern province in Argentina, as authorities move remains of a bus that crashed, killing at least 43 border patrol officers.

Argentina’s Security Minister, Patricia Bullrich, says they are contacting loved ones of the crash victims.

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ARGENTINA’S SECURITY MINISTER, PATRICIA BULLRICH, SAYING:

“The family members will be flown in from various parts of the country.”

At least eight people were injured.

Border security has become a hot issue in Argentina as the country has emerged as part of a route used for smuggling cocaine to Europe and for human traffickers sending Syrian refugees through the Western Hemisphere.

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