Latin America: 862 deaths recorded over the easter holiday

Posted on April 21, 2014 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Health, TRAVEL

862 dead ones at Easter in Latin America, most in accidents

In Ecuador, there were 6 people, according to a report by the Red Cross. reportedBogota, Colombia-at least 862 people died during the celebration of Holy week in Latin America, where according to balance-sheet delivered today by the authorities, traffic accidents remain the leading cause of death, although in some countries there was a reduction of the victims.

The figure is similar to 2010, when 969 deaths, mostly in traffic accidents were reported.


In Brazil, the authorities reported that a total of 3.861 accidents, in which 175 people died were recorded during Easter holidays on the roads of the country and 2.274 were injured.

This balance was higher than the figures of last year, when 114 people died in 2,335 accidents, although the roads Police Department sources told Efe that it is “impossible” to compare these two years, because the holiday in 2010 had only three days and the 2011, four. In Ecuador, six people died, two in medical emergencies, two by breathing stoppages, one by a traffic accident and one by “civil violence” in the province of Sucumbios, according to a report by the Red Cross.Read Article

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