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Police continue search for victims of bus accident in southern Brazil that killed 49

  • Rescue personnel work at the site where a tourist bus crashed killing at least 49 people, according to the the Santa Catarina State security secretary, near the city of Joinville, southern state of Santa Catarina, Brazil, Saturday, March 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Salmo Duarte, Agence RBS)

    Rescue personnel work at the site where a tourist bus crashed killing at least 49 people, according to the the Santa Catarina State security secretary, near the city of Joinville, southern state of Santa Catarina, Brazil, Saturday, March 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Salmo Duarte, Agence RBS)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rescue personnel work at the site where a tourist bus crashed killing at least 54 people, near the city of Joinville, southern state of Santa Catarina, Brazil, Sunday, March 15, 2015. The Brazilian government raised the death toll of a bus accident to 54 while police continued their search for more victims Sunday in the rugged lands of southern Brazil. The dead include at least eight young children, three adolescents, 24 women and 14 men, the government of Santa Catarina state said in a statement earlier Sunday, when the death toll stood at 49. (AP Photo/Eduardo Valente-Agencia O Globo) BRAZIL OUT

    Rescue personnel work at the site where a tourist bus crashed killing at least 54 people, near the city of Joinville, southern state of Santa Catarina, Brazil, Sunday, March 15, 2015. The Brazilian government raised the death toll of a bus accident to 54 while police continued their search for more victims Sunday in the rugged lands of southern Brazil. The dead include at least eight young children, three adolescents, 24 women and 14 men, the government of Santa Catarina state said in a statement earlier Sunday, when the death toll stood at 49. (AP Photo/Eduardo Valente-Agencia O Globo) BRAZIL OUT  (The Associated Press)

Police have renewed a search for more victims in a bus accident in southern Brazil that has killed 49 people.

The government of Santa Catarina state says the victims include eight young children, three adolescents, 24 women and 14 men. The bus plunged 1,300 feet down a mountain near the city of Joinville. Ten people are being treated at nearby hospitals.

Officials said in a statement Sunday that the death toll could rise because more bodies could be found under the bus and in the woods.

The cause of the accident is under the investigation although authorities suspect the driver may have lost control on a curve.

The group was traveling from Uniao da Vitoria for a religious event near the coast in Parana state.