Cuba tourist bus crash kills three locals, four foreigners

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Eighteen Cubans and 22 tourists from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Mexico and Canada were on the bus when it crashed in wet conditions between the eastern cities of Baracoa and Guantanamo.

At least seven people died and another 33 suffered injuries after a bus carrying a total of 40 passengers, including 22 foreigners, rolled over in Cuba's southeastern province of Guantanamo, local media reported Friday.

Two Argentine women, a German woman and a French man were among those killed in the accident on Thursday, Radio Guantanamo said.

The nationalities of the dead and injured have not been released. The crash happened yesterday afternoon between Baracoa and Guantanamo on the eastern side of the island.

Tourists from Holland, Great Britain, France, Mexico and Canada were also listed as being on-board the bus.

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The bus was travelling from Baracoa to the capital, Havana, when it crashed near Guantánamo on Thursday.

Meanwhile, five of the injured were said to be in critical condition in hospital.

Twenty-two tourists and 18 Cubans were on board when the driver lost control in wet conditions and careered off the road.

On top of the road being wet and winding, Cuba's highways are also known for being poorly lit, too narrow, and riddled with potholes.

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