19 people die, 17 hurt in Ecuador bus crash

14 January 2017, 07:50 PM
Representative image of Ecuador bus crash
Representative image of Ecuador bus crash

At least 19 people died and 17 were injured when a school vehicle collided with a bus in southwestern Ecuador, the national security service said on Saturday.

A source at the Integrated Security Service, or ECU-911, said the school vehicle “was not following a route,” so it carried no passengers during the accident on Friday.

The agency did not specify how many passengers were traveling on the interprovincial service bus. An off-road vehicle was also involved in the crash on the road between the southwestern coastal towns of Yaguachi and Milagro.

Road accidents are one of the leading causes of death in Ecuador. 

First Published: Saturday, January 14, 2017 07:47 PM
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