The bodies of 49 people have been recovered from the wreckage of a tour bus that plunged into a densely wooded ravine in southern Brazil, authorities said Sunday.
Firefighters pulled the victims from the twisted met the side of one of the dangerous roads in the municipality of Campo Alegre. They were taken to a nearby morgue.
Among the dead are the driver and eight children, the regional government press office told AFP. Ten people were taken to the hospital, but their conditions were not immediately known.
Government official Santa Catarina told AFP Sunday morning that the vehicle was likely carrying 59 people. The bus was supposed to be carrying 50 people, authorities said. Several ambulances and a helicopter were dispatched to the area and recovery efforts were set to resume Sunday afternoon.
Authorities said Saturday the chance of finding any more survivors was slim.