Thursday, January 24, 2013 1:26 pm
Bolivia suffers third big bus crash in 3 days
The Associated Press
Police say Thursday's crash killed 17 people and injured 34 near the eastern town of Taperas along a newly built highway to Brazil.
Officials say 18 people died on Monday when a bus plunged into a flood-swollen river near the capital of La Paz.
Twenty-one died when a bus ran off a road on a hill near Challapata in southern Bolivia.
Bad roads, bad drivers, poorly maintained vehicles and heavy rains contribute to many crashes.