Twenty people die after bus and tanker collide and burst into flames

The bus was left completely burnt out after the collision Credit: AP

Twenty people were killed when a bus and a tanker truck collided and burst into flames.

A further 10 people were injured in the crash on Monday morning in Parana state, southern Brazil.

The truck driver and 18 passengers on the bus burned to death, officials said.

Wreckage at scene of crash after fire Credit: AP

One passenger died of a heart attack shortly after the accident.

Most of the 30 passengers had been on their way to a public hospital for cataract surgeries.

An investigation has been launched into the cause of the accident.