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Truck and bus crash in Honduras; at least 15 people killed

  • Emergency personnel rescue an injured passenger from a bus involved in an accident on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.  The cargo truck crashed into the bus on the highway outside Honduras' capital Sunday, killing more than a dozen people, authorities said. Police said the truck driver fled after the crash on a highway that links the capital with southern Honduras. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)

    Emergency personnel rescue an injured passenger from a bus involved in an accident on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. The cargo truck crashed into the bus on the highway outside Honduras' capital Sunday, killing more than a dozen people, authorities said. Police said the truck driver fled after the crash on a highway that links the capital with southern Honduras. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)  (The Associated Press)

  • Emergency personnel respond to an accident involving a cargo truck and bus on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.  The cargo truck crashed into the bus on the highway outside Honduras' capital Sunday, killing more than a dozen people, authorities said. Police said the truck driver fled after the crash on a highway that links the capital with southern Honduras. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)

    Emergency personnel respond to an accident involving a cargo truck and bus on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. The cargo truck crashed into the bus on the highway outside Honduras' capital Sunday, killing more than a dozen people, authorities said. Police said the truck driver fled after the crash on a highway that links the capital with southern Honduras. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)  (The Associated Press)

  • Emergency personnel respond to an accident involving a cargo truck and bus on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.  The cargo truck crashed into the bus on the highway outside Honduras' capital Sunday, killing more than a dozen people, authorities said. Police said the truck driver fled after the crash on a highway that links the capital with southern Honduras. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)

    Emergency personnel respond to an accident involving a cargo truck and bus on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. The cargo truck crashed into the bus on the highway outside Honduras' capital Sunday, killing more than a dozen people, authorities said. Police said the truck driver fled after the crash on a highway that links the capital with southern Honduras. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities in Honduras say an out-of-control tanker truck crashed into a bus on a highway outside the capital, killing at least 15 people and injuring 20.

Fire department spokesman Oscar Triminio says the death toll might rise because some passengers are still trapped in the wreckage. Triminio says the injured have been taken to University Teaching Hospital in Honduras' capital of Tegucigalpa.

Police say the truck driver fled after Sunday's crash on a highway that links the capital with southern Honduras.

Government official Lisandro Rosales says authorities are trying to determine why the truck went out of control.