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Traffic accident in eastern Cuba leaves four dead, 34 injured

Traffic accident in eastern Cuba leaves four dead, 34 injured
Source: Xinhua 2016-01-21 07:09:04

HAVANA, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) — A passenger bus turned over Wednesday in
eastern Cuba with an initial result of four dead and 34 injured, state
media highlighted.

Dr. Luis Pina, chief of surgery at the Provincial Hospital Saturnino
Lora, reported that of the injured, four remain in serious condition and
have received surgery.

According to police lieutenant Yoandri Rodriguez from the Provincial
Road Safety Unit, the vehicle was travelling from the central city of
Cienfuegos to Santiago de Cuba and suffered the crash at 5:45 a.m. local
time near the town of Boniato.

Rodriguez stressed that the area where the accident occurred is known
for being dangerous, with a perilous slope and several sharp turns
requiring attentive drivers.

The precise cause is under investigation, the authorities said.

Traffic accidents are considered as the fifth-largest cause of death in
Cuba with a fatality of six victims per 100,000 people. In 2015, 615
people died in road accidents, 22 more than 2014.

Source: Traffic accident in eastern Cuba leaves four dead, 34 injured –
Xinhua | English.news.cn –
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-01/21/c_135029516.htm

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