Britons feared dead in Cuba bus crash that killed seven

A bus crashed on a road between the cities of Baracoa and Guantanamo in Cuba on Jan. 11 2019. GOOGLE MAPS

A bus crashed on a road between the cities of Baracoa and Guantanamo in Cuba on Jan. 11 2019. GOOGLE MAPS

Eighteen Cubans and 22 tourists from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Mexico and Canada were on the bus when it crashed in wet conditions between the eastern cities of Baracoa and Guantanamo.

Eighteen Cubans and 22 tourists were on board the coach when it crashed between the eastern cities of Baracoa and Guantánamo.

A spokesperson for the UK's Foreign Office said: 'We are seeking information from the Cuban authorities following a road traffic accident, and are ready to assist any British people who require our help'.

"We are now providing assistance to two British nationals who were injured on the bus".

The Cuban military runs the bus company, Viazul, which tourists frequently use to get around the island nation.

According to Radio Guantanamo, two Canadians were on the bus - a 56-year-old man and a 54-year-old man, however, the extent of their injuries is not yet known.

The driver told a different story, saying that he lost control on a slick road.

This is nothing new for Cuba, as the country's highways are poorly lit, narrow and rutted with huge potholes. Past year in all of Cuba there were over 11,000 vehicle accidents on their poorly-conditioned highways. This most recent crash is the fourth bus crash there this month.

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