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Latino Daily News

Saturday December 25, 2010

Bus Crash in Ecuador Kills 35 People

An early dawn bus accident on Friday in Ecuador resulted in 35 people dying and 34 others being injured.  The bus was traveling in the western province of Manabi, south of Ecuador’s capital Quito, when it plunged 1,100 feet off a mountain road under foggy and rainy conditions.

Ecuador continues to be plagued by road accidents while investing in its infrastructure.  According to the country’s Attorney General Washington Pseantez, there were 43,000 accidents last month alone resulting in 8 death’s a day. 

This past August, 38 perished when a bus heading toward Quito went off the road onto a steep cliff.