Foreigners among seven dead in Cuba bus crash

Nellie Chapman
January 13, 2019

Of the 40 passengers, 18 people were Cubans, and the others were tourists from the Netherlands, Mexico, England, France and Canada.

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 report did not specify if foreigners were among those in critical condition.

Global Affairs Canada told Daily Hive it is aware of the bus crash and said, "our thoughts are with all those injured and the loved ones of those who died in this tragic crash".

According to the driver, he lost control due to wet road surfaces.

"We are now providing assistance to two British nationals who were injured on the bus".

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In addition to the dead, three Cubans and two foreigners - 42-year-old Spaniard Felicita Hurtado and French woman Marline Alphonse, 63 - were said to be in a serious condition.

On top of the road being wet and winding, Cuba's highways are also known for being poorly lit, too narrow, and riddled with potholes. Thursday's wreck was the fourth major bus accident in a month.

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

"We are now providing assistance to two British nationals who were injured on the bus".

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