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8 dead, at least 40 injured as farmworkers’ bus overturns in central Florida; truck driver arrested – Times of India

OCALA: A bus carrying farmworkers collided with a pickup truck and overturned in central Florida on Tuesday, killing eight people and injuring about 40 other passengers, authorities said. The converted school bus was transporting 53 farmworkers at about 6:40 a.m. when it collided with a 2001 Ford Ranger in Marion County, about 80 miles north of Orlando, the Florida Highway Patrol said.The workers had been headed to Cannon Farms in Dunellon, which has been harvesting watermelons. FHP Lt. Patrick Riordan said it appears the truck "traveled toward the center line" and the two vehicles sideswiped, causing the bus to swerve off State Road 40, a straight but somewhat hilly two-lane road that passes through horse farms. The bus crashed through a fence, struck a tree and rolled over in a field,...