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No Canadians among dead in Cuba bus crash that killed seven: government

Seven people are dead and five are in critical condition after a bus crashed in Cuba Seven people are dead and five are in critical condition after a bus crashed in Cuba
Kenny Thornton | 13 January, 2019, 17:27

Officials in Cuba are investigating the cause of a bus crash that left seven people dead in the eastern party of the country, state media reported.

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

The driver told local media that he was driving slowly and lost control due to a wet road at around 15:00 local time (20:00 GMT).

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

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.

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A spokeswoman said: "We continue to seek further information from the Cuban authorities following a road traffic accident, and are ready to assist any British people who require our help".

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 unsafe in Cuba, where roads are poorly maintained and accidents are frequent, correspondents say. A year ago in all of Cuba there were over 11,000 vehicle accidents on their poorly-conditioned highways.

Thursday's wreck was the fourth major bus accident in a month.

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