7 dead after bus carrying tourists crashes in Cuba

Pauline Gross
January 13, 2019

The accident occurred at 3pm in the afternoon and patients were through the hospital doors within two hours, transported by ambulances and civilian vehicles.

Seven people are dead following a tourist bus crash in Cuba.

According to state media, the bus was carrying 18 Cubans and 22 tourists, including some from Canada.

Some 33 people were injured, including citizens from the United Kingdom, the US, Canada, France, the Netherlands and Spain.

Two Argentine women, a German woman and a French man were among those killed in the accident on Thursday, Radio Guantanamo said.

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The crash - which took place at around 8pm on Thursday (3pm local time) - happened in a south-eastern city of Guantánamo, around 1,000 miles away from the capital Havana.

The dead ranged in age from 32 to 67, according to a tweet by Radio Guantánamo, which identified the injured USA citizen as Allison Alida Kemmer. Out of the 33, five are in critical condition.

The driver of the bus told Radio Guantanamo that he lost control on the wet and winding road.

The road is said to be one of the most risky in Cuba, where roads are poorly maintained and accidents are frequent, correspondents say.

In Cuba in 2018, there were 750 deaths and 7,999 injuries in 11,187 accidents in the country of 11 million.

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