Cuban Bus Crash Claims 7, Hurts 5

Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

A bus carrying tourists and local passengers met with an accident in far eastern Cuba killing seven and critically injuring five.

 

State media reported that the bus was carrying 18 Cubans and 22 tourists from Holland, Great Britain, France, Mexico and Canada when it crashed Thursday afternoon on a road between the cities of Baracoa and Guantanamo.

 

However, the names and nationalities of those killed haven’t been released yet.

 

Speaking to the local media the driver said that he lost control on the wet and winding road.

 

Cuban highways are poorly lit, narrow and marked with huge potholes. There were 750 deaths and 7,999 injuries in 11,187 accidents last year in the country of 11 million. Thursday’s wreck was the fourth major bus accident in a month.

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