WORLD 7 dead, 33 injured after Cuba bus overturns


7 dead, 33 injured after Cuba bus overturns


08:04, January 12, 2019

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HAVANA, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Seven people, including four foreign tourists, were killed and 33 others injured in a bus accident that occurred in eastern Cuba, local media reported on Friday.

Among those killed were two Argentine women, a German and a French. The Thursday accident also claimed the lives of three Cubans, according to Radio Guantanamo.

The bus which belonged to the company Via Azul was carrying 40 passengers including 22 foreigners from countries of Argentina, Canada, Spain, the United States, France, the Netherlands and Mexico.

The accident occurred on a highway that connects the city of Guantanamo with the town of Baracoa.

Witnesses said the bus overturned while the driver was trying to overtake another vehicle. The driver said he was driving at a slow speed, but lost control because the roadway was wet along the curvy road.

The injured suffered mainly fractures and bruises.

Specialists with the interior ministry are leading an investigation into the cause of the accident.

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