12 Ecuadorean soccer fans killed in post-game bus crash

People embrace as they wait for news outside the morgue, of soccer fans killed in a bus crash in Cuenca, Ecuador, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. At least 12 fans of Ecuadorean football team Barcelona were killed and 30 injured when the bus they were traveling in after a match against Deportivo Cuenca overturned on Sunday. (AP Photo/Javier Ramirez)
Men sit outside the morgue waiting for news of soccer fans killed in a bus crash in Cuenca, Ecuador, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. At least 12 fans of Ecuadorean football team Barcelona were killed and 30 injured when the bus they were traveling in after a match against Deportivo Cuenca overturned on Sunday. (AP Photo/Javier Ramirez)
Women gather outside the home of a soccer fan killed in a bus crash in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. At least 12 fans of Ecuadorean football team Barcelona were killed and 30 injured when the bus they were traveling in, after a match against Deportivo Cuenca, overturned on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jose Sanchez)
People wait for news of soccer fans killed in a bus crash outside the morgue in Cuenca, Ecuador, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. At least 12 fans of Ecuadorean football team Barcelona were killed and 30 injured when the bus they were traveling in after a match against Deportivo Cuenca overturned on Sunday. (AP Photo/Javier Ramirez)
A woman cries as she arrives to find out news of soccer fans killed in a bus crash outside the morgue in Cuenca, Ecuador, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. At least 12 fans of Ecuadorean football team Barcelona were killed and 30 injured when the bus they were traveling in after a match against Deportivo Cuenca overturned on Sunday. (AP Photo/Javier Ramirez)

LIMA, Peru — A bus loaded with fans of a soccer team overturned on a highway in Ecuador after a game, killing at least 12 people and injuring 30 others, Ecuadorean police said Monday.

The accident happened Sunday afternoon as the Barcelona SC fans were heading back to their home city of Guayaquil following a draw against a team from nearby Cuenca.

Police said they were still investigating to determine what happened, but some witnesses told local media that the bus was seen trying to overtake other vehicles shortly before the crash.

The soccer team has decided to honor the dead with a memorial service at its home stadium.

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