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Eight Students Killed in Australia Bus Plunge

February 05, 1987|Associated Press

CAIRNS, Australia — A bus carrying 67 high school students on an outing plunged 65 feet over a cliff Wednesday, killing eight students and seriously injuring more than 20, police said.

The bus was returning to Cairns, about 1,220 miles north of Sydney on Australia's northeast coast, when it left the road. Police said the cause of the accident was not known and that the driver was among those seriously injured.

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