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Brazil records two deaths in bus accidents per week, says PRF

Between 2017 and 2023, Brazil recorded 778 deaths involving buses and minibuses on federal highways, according to a survey by the Federal Highway Police (PRF). The data shows that, every week, at least two people die in accidents like the one last Friday (05) in the interior of São Paulo.

An accident involving a chartered bus that left the city of Ribeirão Branco, in the interior of São Paulo, bound for the city of Aparecida, also in the interior of the state, left 59 victims. Among them, 10 did not survive.

Data shows that over the past seven years, more than 15,000 bus accidents have been recorded on federal highways. Last year alone, there were more than 2,000.

In 2023, Rio de Janeiro had the highest number of accidents (275), followed by Minas Gerais (265), Paraná (173), Bahia (162) and São Paulo (137).

Traffic accidents involving buses and minibuses

  • 2017: 3,107
  • 2018: 2,601
  • 2019: 2,512
  • 2020: 1,429
  • 2021:1,596
  • 2022: 2062
  • 2023: 2038

Regarding the number of deaths in accidents of this type, Minas Gerais is in first place, with 32 in 2023 alone, followed by Paraná (13), Mato Grosso (10), Pernambuco (08) and Bahia (7). São Paulo appears in seventh place with 5 deaths.

Death toll

  • 2017: 128
  • 2018: 119
  • 2019: 109
  • 2020: 77
  • 2021:127
  • 2022: 114
  • 2023: 104

Source: CNN Brasil

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