At least 41 police officers died today when a bus in a convoy in Nothern Argentina went off the side of a bridge and fell 65 feet (20 meters).
The bus was one of three carrying police near Salta, a city about 932 miles (1,500 kilometers) north of Buenos Aires.
For reasons that are still unknown, the bus lost control while entering the bridge and fell into the creek bed below. Local television images showed rescue crews working around the overturned bus, which authorities said was carrying around 60 people.
Gustavo Diaz, head of a group of volunteer firefighters in the area, told Argentine state agency Telam that 20 police were severely injured and were being treated in area hospitals.
Roads in Argentina, a large country with a land mass about four times the U.S. state of Texas, are poorly maintained in many rural areas.
The government has announced that Security Minister Patricia Bullrich and National Gendarmerie director Omar Ariel Kannemann were already traveling to the scene. May their souls rest in peace.