Unspecified number of Canadians aboard Cuba bus that crashed, killing 7

Seven people died and five were in critical condition after a bus carrying tourists and local travellers in eastern Cuba crashed.

State media reported 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.

The names and nationalities of those killed haven’t been released.

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

Cuban highways are poorly lit, narrow and rutted 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.

(CBC)



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