Twenty People killed in an auto crash in New York state, USA.
At least twenty people have been reported to be killed in a limousine crash in New Yrk state on Sunday, which also crossed over into a crowd of pedestrians at a country store, local media reports.
The accident happened on Saturday afternoon, in a brief statement while describing the incident, state police said,
An SUV-style stretch limousine sped down a hill, crashing into pedestrians outside the Apple Barrel Country Store and Cafe, the Albany Times Union.
A witness told local media that the limousine was carrying a group of people, while Metro Uk reports that at least 20 persons were killed, 17 passengers, the limousine driver and two people outside the vehicle,
Another witness named Linda Riley, of nearby Schenectady, who was on a shopping trip with her sisters described the crash as being an explosion.
The crash ‘sounded like an explosion,’ said Linda Riley,
Relatives of the victims said the limousine was carrying victims to a 30th birthday celebration, which included sisters and friends of the celebrants.
This is one of the biggest losses of life that we’ve seen in a long, long time,’ NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt said.
It is the deadliest transportation accident since February 2009, when Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashed near Buffalo, New York, killing 50 people, Mr Sumwalt said.
However, authorities did not release names of victims and the cause of the incident, an investigation is still on.