Bolivian police report that on Monday the number of dead in a traffic accident that took place on Saturday when a truck drove off a 200-meter high cliff has increased to 23.
There was only one survivor in an accident and the list of victims was reported, among which are six children between two months and twelve years of age. The police explained that early investigations indicate the driver of the truck, which was transporting citrus fruit and coca leaves, and top of its cargo an undetermined number of passengers, fell asleep at the wheel and drove off a slope that is over 200 meters deep in the are of Los Yungas, where the Bolivian Amazon region begins.
Only one nine-year old girl survived the accident. She was taken to a hospital in the city of La Paz where she spent the night in the operating room. She is still in the hospital.