In Cuba on a wet road overturned a bus, killing 7 people

In Cuba on a wet road overturned a bus, killing 7 people

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.

Citizens from the UK, Canada, France, Mexico and the Netherlands were reportedly on board.

Two Canadians were reportedly passengers on a bus that crashed in eastern Cuba on Thursday afternoon. Witnesses said he tried to overtake another vehicle.

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

According to Radio Guantanamo, two Canadians were on the bus - a 56-year-old man and a 54-year-old man, however, the extent of their injuries is not yet known.

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Five of the injured were said to be in critical condition in hospital. Their ages range from 42 to 74.

Viazul is run by the military's tourism wing and is one of the preferred ways for visitors to travel the island, the BBC's Will Grant in Havana reports.

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

More than 4,000 people have died in traffic accidents in Cuba since 2012, the BBC reported. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of stlucianewsonline.com, its sponsors or advertisers.

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