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Car Plunges 50 to 60 Feet into Bronx Zoo; Seven Dead 

iStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Seven people are dead after a van swerved out of control and plunged 50 to 60 feet into the Bronx Zoo, the New York City Fire Department and Emergency Management officials reported.

The midday road incident  trapped the victims inside their vehicle and they appeared to have died as rescue teams arrived at the scene on a parkway that swings by the zoo, a university and one of the nation’s most famous botanical gardens.

Initial reports are that the victims included four adults and three children.

No zoo visitors or animals were injured, officials said.

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