CUBA: Cuban bus crash has left at least seven dead and many injured. The bus was government owned carrying tourists.
Among the foreigner killed in the bus crash were two
from Argentina, one from France and another from Germany.
Three other who died in the incidents were locals.
The bus was carrying forty passenger, twenty two among
them were foreigners. The bus was travelling to the capital city Havana from
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According to witness the accident occurred when the
bus tried to overtake another vehicle, which the driver denies.
The driver gave the statement the he was drivingly
slowly and due to wet roads he lost control. The accident occurred on Thursday
at around 15:00 local time (20:00 GMT)
Those who died, the age range was from 32 to 67, according to a tweet by Radio Guantánamo.
The victims included
- Two Argentinean women, aged 35,
- German woman aged 59
- Frenchman aged 67
- Two Cuban men, aged 32 and 47,
- Cuban woman aged 34
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Cuban military tourism wing runs the bus service called Viazul which is preferred by visitors to travel the island.
Cuba’s roads are notoriously poor with many of them badly-lit and poorly maintained, especially in that region of the country’
Traffic accidents are common in Cuba and have resulted in some 4,400 deaths since 2012, according to official data.
Confirmed list of deceased by the acting Director of the General Hospital of the province Yondris Reyes Dominguez
Special attention is being given to the victims of the Cuban Bus Crash