Cuba train crash: Foreigners among 7 dead

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The train was reportedly carrying 22 unfamiliar tourists

A train pile-up in eastern Cuba has left during slightest 7 people dead, including 4 foreigners, and dozens others injured, internal media say.

Two of a foreigners were from Argentina while one was from France and another from Germany.

Some 33 people were injured, including adults from a UK, a US, Canada, France, a Netherlands and Spain.

Thursday’s collision happened between a eastern cities of Baracoa and Guantánamo.

The bus, from a state-owned association Viazul, was travelling from Baracoa to a capital, Havana when it crashed during around 15:00 internal time (20:00 GMT).

The motorist told internal media that he mislaid control on a soppy territory of a road. But witnesses pronounced a collision happened after he attempted to pass another vehicle.

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The collision happened between a eastern cities of Baracoa and Guantánamo

The victims enclosed dual Argentinean women, aged 35, a 59-year-old German lady and a 67-year-old Frenchman, according to a list published by Radio Guantánamo.

The Cubans were dual men, aged 32 and 47, and a 34-year-old woman.

Meanwhile, 5 of a harmed were pronounced to be in vicious condition in hospital. Their ages operation from 42 to 74.

The UK Foreign Office pronounced it was “seeking information from a Cuban authorities” and that it was “ready to support any British people who need a help,” a orator told a BBC.

Viazul is run by a military’s tourism wing and is one of a elite ways for visitors to transport a island, a BBC’s Will Grant in Havana reports.

Cuba’s roads are notoriously bad with many of them badly-lit and feeble maintained, generally in that segment of a country, a match adds.

Traffic accidents are common in Cuba and have resulted in some 4,400 deaths given 2012, according to central information cited by EFE news agency.

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