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At least 40 hurt and 18 seriously in east region tourist bus crash

Santo Domingo.- At least 40 people injured, 18 of them seriously when a tourist bus flipped on the Coral highway between Higüey and Bayahíbe (east) Thursday morning.

The tourists injured were treated for trauma and lacerations at the clinic Cedano, after the driver of the bus of the Cheril company lost control when one of its tires burst.

Deputy Tourism minister Franklin Mairení Castillo said among the wounded figure Canadians, Poles, Brits and Spaniards nationals and a Dominican tour guide and the driver.

The tourists, who were on a dive excursion to Catalina Island when the bus crashed, were assisted by first respondents from various agencies.

A bus full of tourists crashed Thursday morning on the Higüey-Bayahíbe highway (east).

Public Works Military and Police Commission spokesman Jacobo Mateo Moquete said the accident occurred when one of the bus’ front tires burst.

Source: DT

Dec 3, 2016

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