July 29 - The 38 victims of the Italian bus crash were taken to Pozzuoli near Naples to lie in state before funerals on Tuesday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A mass lying in state is being organized for the victims of the Italian bus crash near Naples as Italian Government declared on Monday a national day of mourning to coincide with the funerals on Tuesday. Thirty-eight people were killed and 18 injured when a bus plunged 25 meters (80 ft) off a viaduct in Italy, in the second major transport disaster in southern Europe in less than a week. Initial reports suggested that the coach was traveling at speed and hit four or five cars before crashing over the roadside barriers on a stretch of road near Monteforte Irpino, east of Naples, on Sunday night (July 28). There were around 50 people on board, many of them children. Thirty-seven of the 38 victims came from the town of Pozzuoli near Naples and the Italian Red Cross transported the bodies of the victims from a school-turned-morgue in Monteforte Irpino to a sports complex in their hometown. Infrastructure Minister Maurizio Lupi said it was too early to say what may have caused the accident but that there was no indication of technical problems with the bus, which had passed its annual inspection in March.