More Than 20 Dead in Manila After Bus Plunges Off Highway

Vehicle falls from elevated road onto a van below

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Romeo Ranoco / Reuters

Rescuers carry a body on a stretcher as they walk past a bus after it fell off an elevated expressway and crashed into a van below in Taguig city, south of Manila December 16, 2013.

At least 21 people were killed and another 20 were injured early on Monday morning in Manila after a bus plummeted off a skyway overpass on the outskirts of the city and landed on a van driving below.

According to the Associated Press, the sun had yet to rise in the Philippine capital and the road was wet due to rain when the bus plunged off the elevated road.

Authorities have yet to release a statement on what might have lead to the accident.