Drunk driver kills 15 at Ecuador bus stop

Fifteen people were killed and at least seven injured when a drunken man drove an SUV into a crowded bus stop in the Ecuadorian coastal city of Guayaquil.

Police said many of the injuries were serious.

The driver was arrested after the crash in the Bastion Popular neighbourhood. Police identified him as Luis Alberto Hessmer Vargas.

After the incident, angry residents set fire to the car and, later, to a police car.

People interviewed by local TV stations said it appeared the driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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