7 dead, 5 critical in Cuban bus crash

7 dead, 5 critical in Cuban bus crash

7 dead, 5 critical in Cuban bus crash

Seven people, including two Argentine women, have been killed and 33 more injured after an accident involving a coach in eastern Cuba, local media reported on Friday.

The names of those who have died have not yet been released. The passengers included tourists from the UK, France, the Netherlands, Mexico and Canada.

The bus, which was travelling from Baracoa to the capital, Havana, was carrying 40 people, including 22 foreigners, Radio Guantánamo reports (in Spanish). Witnesses said he tried to overtake another vehicle.

The dead include three Cubans and four tourists.

The driver told local media that he lost control on a road between the eastern cities of Baracoa and Guantánamo.

Five others are in a critical condition following the accident in the east on Thursday afternoon.

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According to Radio Guantanamo, two Canadians were injured - a 56-year-old man and a 54-year-old man.

The Cuban military runs the bus company, Viazul, which tourists frequently use to get around the island nation.

Cuban highways are poorly lighted, narrow and rutted with huge potholes.

There were 750 deaths and 7,999 injuries in 11,187 accidents past year in the country of 11 million.

Traffic accidents are common in Cuba and have resulted in some 4,400 deaths since 2012, according to official data.

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