At least 47 killed in Guatemala bus accident

March 2nd, 2008 - 6:33 am ICT by admin  

Guatemala City, March 2 (DPA) In one of the worst accidents in this Central American country in years, 47 people have been killed and dozens injured when a bus crashed down a ravine near the capital city, officials said. The accident happened Saturday morning. 40 people were killed at the accident site while seven died in hospital.

Vice President Rafael Espada called the accident a “tragedy” that pointed out the urgent need for an adequate hospital to serve this country of 13 million people in such disasters.

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