independent

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Britons hurt in Cuba tour bus crash

Ambulance workers care for a woman injured in a bus crash in Cuba (AP/Periodico 5 de Septiembre, Juan Carlos Dorado)

Two Britons and an Irish citizen were among 16 tourists injured when their bus overturned on a road in Cuba.

Local reports said the government-operated vehicle left the road and overturned on Thursday evening local time, between Trinidad and Varadero, two major tourist destinations.

Nineteen people were said to be on board the bus at the time. The others injured were said to be two Czechs, four Dutch, one Filipino and six Russians.

State-run newspaper Cinco de Septiembre said three of the tourists were considered to be in a serious condition. Two underwent surgery and are in intensive care.

In a statement, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: "We are aware of a bus crash involving British nationals between Trinidad and Varadero in Cuba on the evening of July 4.

"Our embassy in Havana is in close contact with local authorities.

"Consular officials are on their way to the area to provide assistance if needed."

Press Association

Also in this Section

Classifieds

CarsIreland

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet, chat and connect with
singles in your area

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet Singles Now

Findajob

Apps

Now available on

Independent.ie on Twitter

More

Most Read

Independent Gallery

Your photos

Send us your weather photos promo

Celebrity News