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5 dead in car crash during pilgrimage in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) ” Authorities in the Dominican Republic say at least five people have died and seven others were injured in a car crash during the country’s most prominent religious pilgrimage.

Transportation spokesman Diego Pesqueira says the group was traveling in a pickup that hit a truck parked alongside the road about 100 kilometers (6o miles) east of the capital of Santo Domingo.

The crash occurred early Thursday as thousands of people headed to a basilica in the eastern city of Higuey to honor the Virgin of Altagracia, the Dominican Republic’s patron saint.


Jan 21, 2016

Category: DR News |

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