Five British tourists killed in Ecuador accident

April 14th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by admin  


Quito, April 14 (IANS) At least five British tourists were killed and 14 other people injured in a highway accident in western Ecuador, EFE news agency reported Monday quoting police officials. The accident occurred Saturday night when a bus collided with a truck on the Sancan-Puerto Lopez highway in Manabi province, killing five tourists who were all British nationals, a police spokesman told EFE.

The five were all women and ranged in age from 18 to 26, said Gaston Bustamante, a prosecutor in the city of Jipijapa who is handling the case.

Bustamante said the cause of the accident was still under investigation.

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