At least 16 killed in an accident in Ecuador
Ecuador, April 23, 2012
At least 16 people died in a car crash in Ecuador in a mountainous area of the Amazon province of Zapo.
The micro plate PAA 2214, was en route to Quito and Tena carrying 40 people. In addition other 17 were wounded with injuries of varying magnitude.
Early reports indicated that one possible wedges of the tragedy was speeding and recklessness by the driver when the bus took a curve.
“Last February, two buses crashed, leaving 34 dead and 43 wounded,” published the Ecuadorian newspaper Prensa Libre.
According to the authorities, “Traffic accidents are the second leading cause of death in this country of 14.3 million people and generated losses of $ 500 million a year.”