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At Least Seven Dead In Bronx Zoo Crash

At least seven people are dead, including three children, after a van flipped off a ramp, fell 50 feet and landed on the Bronx Zoo grounds, report several media outlets.

Authorities say the vehicle was traveling south on Bronx River Parkway in New York City Sunday afternoon, when it hit the median, crossed all the southbound lanes, and fell over a guardrail. The cause of the accident is not clear, according to the Associated Press.

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