Ecuador: January 17 through August, 116 People Dead In Bus Accidents

Posted on October 3, 2017 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency (machine translated) – MÉNDEZ, Morona Santiago. The bus that covered the route Zamora-Quito was overturned at 01:25 yesterday after losing track at the height of Canton Méndez. Eleven people were injured.
Cuenca –

A child under 6 died and five people were injured yesterday after a pickup truck hit the back of a bus.

The incident occurred at 07:15 on the Panamericana Sur highway, in the sector of the Tarqui parish (Cuenca).

The wounded were part of a family that was in the van and were transferred to hospitals Vicente Corral and Jose Carrasco.

According to a communiqué of ECU-911, there are people between 7 and 40 years old. The child died at the scene of the accident because of the severity of his injuries.

Staff from the Traffic Accident Bureau came to the site to gather information about this accident. The prosecutor on duty took a procedure to determine the possible causes of the incident.

Accident on route Zamora-Quito

Another accident involving a bus was reported on the Zamora-Quito road. A unit overturned when losing track at the height of the canton Méndez, in Morona Santiago.

Eleven people were injured in this mishap, five women and six men between 19 and 57 years.

The wounded were taken to the Quito hospital in the city of Méndez. Patients are stable, according to reports from relief units.

From January to August last, 116 people had died in bus accidents registered in different roads of the country.


Days ago, a bus of the San Gabriel cooperative with capacity for 40 passengers, but that was 56, was injured in Otavalo and left 13 dead and 43 injured. (I)

Other Accidents
En route to Data. A crash occurred at the km 7.5 of the road to Data, between a truck carrying vegetables and a dump, left two dead. They were in the van. The van was under the overdrive and needed a special equipment to remove the bodies. On the Perimetral road, in the Tres Bocas sector, two people were injured in another accident. Read Article

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