No Canadians among 7 killed in Cuba bus crash

Elias Hubbard
January 11, 2019

A number of locals and tourists including Canadians were on board a deadly bus crash in Cuba that killed seven people.

The driver told Radio Guantanamo he lost control on the wet and winding road, Le Herradura, which has one of the highest accident rates on the Guantanamo Baracoa highway.

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

The names and nationalities of those killed haven't been released. Out of the 33, five are in critical condition.

The road is said to be one of the most risky in Cuba, where roads are poorly maintained and accidents are frequent, correspondents say. Past year in all of Cuba there were over 11,000 auto accidents on their poorly-conditioned highways.

The bus was carrying tourists and local travellers in the far east of Cuba, on a road between the cities of Baracoa and Guantanamo. This most recent crash is the fourth bus crash there this month. Our thoughts are with all those injured and the loved ones of those who died in this tragic crash. "We are providing consular assistance to Canadians who are affected".

Three Cubans, two Argentine women, a German woman and a French man were among the dead, according to state-run radio.

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