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Aug 28, 2014 1:27 PM by Associated Press

Woman dead after being hit by bus at Burning Man

BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. (AP) - Officials say a woman was struck and killed by a bus that was carrying passengers around the Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert.

Event spokesman Jim Graham says the incident happened just after midnight on Thursday. The woman was pronounced dead on the scene.

Graham says no other injuries were reported. Details about the circumstances of the crash and the woman's identity weren't immediately available.

The Pershing County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Burning Man co-founder Marian Goodell issued a statement calling the crash a tragic accident and saying event staff members were offering support to those who were affected.

Graham says the last death at the event was seven years ago, when an attendee fell under a trailer.

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