Four Dead In Ecuador Traffic Accident

Four Dead In Ecuador Traffic Accident

QUITO, Apr 13 (NNN-XINHUA) – At least four people were killed and 16 others injured, after a bus overturned on a highway, in southern Ecuador yesterday, reported the Attorney General’s Office (FGE).

After the accident, the FGE ordered “urgent actions,” including the removal of bodies for autopsies, and the collection of evidence, said the agency on X, formerly Twitter.

The bus driver is currently under police custody, and an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the tragedy. Images and videos circulating on social media showed the overturned bus in a local river.

Ecuador’s Minister of Sports, Andres Guschmer, said on X that, the vehicle was carrying a delegation of the Sports Federation of Loja and some family members to attend a competition.

According to local media reports, the delegation included child taekwondo athletes, aged 8-12, who were heading to the southern city of Cuenca to participate in an event, scheduled for this weekend.– NNN-XINHUA


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