At least 7 killed in bus crash carrying tourists in Cuba

At least 7 killed in bus crash carrying tourists in Cuba

Two Britons were among those injured when a bus crashed in Cuba, killing seven people, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

The 40 passengers included 22 foreigners from Spain, Argentina, the United States, France, the Netherlands, Britain, Canada and Mexico, according to the daily Venceremos and the ACN news agency.

Five crash victims are still said to be in critical condition as medical staff in the country battle to save their lives.

The accident happened between the eastern cities of Baracoa and Guantánamo.

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

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According to reports from Cuba, the driver, who clearly was not killed in the crash, said he lost control of the bus while on a wet and winding highway.

Roads in Cuba are poorly lit, narrow and poorly maintained.

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". There were 750 deaths and 7,999 injuries in 11,187 accidents past year in the country of 11 million.

Thursday's crash is the fourth major bus accident in a month.

The dead ranged in age from 32 to 67, according to a tweet by Radio Guantánamo, which identified the injured USA citizen as Allison Alida Kemmer.

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