24 de marzo de 2019
ÚLTIMAS NOTICIAS:
English - News

Bus crash in Cuba leaves 7 dead

Havana, Jan 11 (efe-epa).- Seven people were killed and 33 others injured when a bus carrying mainly tourists flipped over on a highway in the southeastern province of Guantanamo, Cuban media said.

Havana, Jan 11 (efe-epa).- Seven people were killed and 33 others injured when a bus carrying mainly tourists flipped over on a highway in the southeastern province of Guantanamo, Cuban media said.

The accident occurred Thursday night on a notoriously dangerous stretch of road between the cities of Baracoa and Guantanamo.

The three fatalities who have been identified were all Cuban citizens, while the injured include 22 travelers from Spain, Argentina, the United States, France, the Netherlands, Canada and Mexico, Cuba's official ACN news agency reported.

One of those hurt was a 3-year-old Spanish boy who is listed in guarded but stable condition at Agostinho Neto hospital in Guantanamo, where all of the injured were taken.

Five of the injured are in critical condition, ACN said.

Passengers told ACN that the road was wet and slippery when the bus flipped over while the driver was trying to pass another vehicle.

The bus was on its way to Havana from Baracoa with 40 passengers at the time of the accident, the second major transportation incident in eastern Cuba in less than a week.

A dozen people were hurt on Jan. 8 when a bus collided with a passenger train in the province of Granma.

Traffic accidents are the fifth-leading cause of death in Cuba, killing an average of one person every 12 hours in 2018 and more than 4,400 in all since 2012.

Comentarios

Histórico de noticias
Doctor shortage forecast in US, but foreign docs struggling to get licensed

Miami, Mar 24 (efe-epa).- The practice of medicine in the US may well find itself in intensive care in the coming years due to the high demand for...

Surfers seek perfect waves where Amazon meets Atlantic in Brazil

Sao Domingos do Capim, Brazil, Mar 24 (efe-epa).- Scores of surfers and thousands of tourists converge each year on Brazil's Para state to enjoy the...

Safety, preventing job loss priorities for drone makers, Mexican expert says

Guadalajara, Mexico, Mar 24 (efe-epa).- With drones expected to be completely autonomous in a few years, the priorities for designers of unmanned aerial...

Venezuela arrests Colombian fugitive said linked to terror plot

Caracas, Mar 23 (efe-epa).- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday that his government captured the head of the Colombian criminal gang Los...

Brazil develops technology for sterilizing organ transplants

Sao Paulo, Mar 23 (efe-epa).- Researchers at the University of Sao Paulo have discovered a way to sterilize organs to be used as transplants, thanks to a...

Bolivians lay claim to treasure aboard sunken Spanish galleon

La Paz, Mar 23 (efe-epa).- The dispute between Colombia and Spain over the $17 billion in gold and silver believed to be aboard a Spanish galleon that was...

Speaker of Brazil's lower house says Bolsonaro must lead

Brasilia, Mar 23 (efe-epa).- President Jair Bolsonaro needs to prioritize governing Brazil over spending time on Twitter, the powerful speaker of the lower...

Mexico top Chile 3-1 in friendly

San Diego, Mar 23 (efe-epa).- Mexico defeated two-time reigning Copa America champions Chile 3-1 here in Gerardo "Tata" Martino's debut as coach of El Tri.

Mueller plans no new charges, Justice Department says

Washington, Mar 22 (efe-epa).- Special Counsel Robert Mueller does not plan to file any additional charges in connection with his probe of alleged Russian...

The Americas remain fractured despite unending attempts at integration

Bogota, Mar 22 (efe-epa).- The Americas have been the scene of endless attempts at integration, often aborted, however, by some stumbling block or by a...

10 Pct. of Mexicans lack safe drinking water

Mexico City, Mar 22 (epa-efe).- Ten percent of the Mexican population does not have access to safe drinking water, the National Autonomous University of...

South American leaders launch new regional body

Santiago, Mar 22 (efe-epa).- The presidents of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru gathered here Friday to sign the Declaration...

Mueller delivers Russia-probe report to US attorney general

Washington, Mar 22 (efe-epa).- Special counsel Robert Mueller presented to the attorney general Friday his report on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US...

Colombia gov't seeks cause of blast that killed 8

Bogota, Mar 22 (efe-epa).- Colombian authorities are investigating whether the explosion that killed eight people on an indigenous reserve in the...

Artist carves volcanic rock into miniatures of iconic buildings

Quito, Mar 22 (epa-efe).- Jaime Puetate uses rock from the slopes of Cotopaxi volcano, which towers 5,897m (19,347ft) above the landscape, to craft...

Mexican president: More competition needed in banking sector

Mexico City, Mar 22 (efe-epa).- Mexico's president said Friday that the key to bringing down bank commissions is to ensure that the financial institutions...

Killer's family asks Mexican president to re-open Colosio case

Mexico City, Mar 22 (efe-epa).- The family of the man who confessed 25 years ago to killing then-presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio on Friday asked...

Ibero-American cinema has strong, authentic voice, Mexican actress says

Los Angeles, Mar 22 (efe-epa).- A Mexican actress who helped announce the nominees for this year's edition of the Platino Awards said in an interview with...

South America seeks integration, not ideologies, Chile foreign minister says

Santiago, Mar 22 (efe-epa).- Chilean Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero said that this Friday's summit in Santiago of the presidents of seven South American...

Panama's new head coach looks to instill order, tactical discipline

Porto, Portugal, Mar 22 (efe-epa).- The new head coach of Panama's national soccer team said here ahead of the first match of his second stint with Los...

Venezuela arrests, accuses Guaido's chief of staff of leading terrorist cell

Caracas, Mar 21 (efe-epa).- Venezuela's interior minister on Thursday accused the detained chief of staff of opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim...

Trump Hotel correspondent, new journalistic job in Washington

Washington, Mar 21 (efe-epa).- The Trump International Hotel in Washington isn't just any hotel. Things happen there that might pass unnoticed in the...

"Roma" receives 9 Platino Prize nominations

Los Angeles, March 21 (EFE).- Award-winning Mexican film "Roma" stands out as the favorite among the nominees at the sixth edition of the Platino Prizes of...

LatAm needs more creators of "serious video games"

Guadalajara, Mexico, Mar 21 (efe-epa).- The use of "serious video games" for health and sports preparation is increasing in Latin America, but the region...