Ecuador twist of fate: 2Nd deadly crash inside 3 days

A view of the overturned bus Symbol copyright Quito firefighters Image caption The bus overturned after clashing with an SUV

a minimum of 24 people were killed in a bus accident east of the Ecuadorean capital, Quito.

The bus collided with an SUV carrying 5 folks, 3 of whom died.

Most of the 38 other folks listed at the bus’s passenger record are Colombians and Venezuelans, officials stated.

The coincidence comes just days after 12 fanatics of Barcelona SC football membership have been killed when the bus they had been vacationing in overturned on their way back from an away sport.

Image copyright EPA Symbol caption The soccer enthusiasts who died in Sunday’s crash have been mourned at a ceremony within the stadium

Tuesday’s accident came about between the cities of Pifo and Papallacta on a bend called in the community “devil’s curve” at previous to 03:00 native time (08:00 GMT).

Firefighters said the bus belonged to the Colombian corporate Cotrans and had originated within the Colombian town of Neiva.

Its Colombian driving force is reportedly among those killed. Ecuadorean officers have contacted the related embassies for assist selecting the dead.

Fourteen persons are being treated in nearby hospitals.

Site Visitors injuries are common in Ecuador. a normal of seven persons are killed on its roads every day, according to highway safety group Justicia Vial.

Official figures suggest 96% of accidents in Ecuador are as a result of human blunders.

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