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Five women die in limo fire on California bridge

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SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say they won't be releasing until Monday the names of five women killed after a limousine burst into flames as it traveled over the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge.

The limo was carrying nine passengers - all women - when it burst into flames around 10 p.m. Saturday.  Authorities say the five women who died were trapped inside, while four others and the driver, managed to escape.

San Mateo County Supervising Deputy Coroner Michelle Rippy says autopsies are being conducted to determine the exact causes of death of the five who were not able to make it out of the burning limo.

All five were pronounced dead at the scene.

The four women who escaped were taken to area hospitals where they were being treated for smoke inhalation and burns.


 

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