Managua, The Gulf Observer: On Saturday, a devastating incident unfolded as a bus transporting approximately 70 individuals met with a tragic accident north of Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. This catastrophic event, occurring in Rancho Grande within central Nicaragua, resulted in the loss of at least 19 lives.
Vice President Rosario Murillo conveyed via state-run television that the crash inflicted injuries upon over 25 individuals, with some sustaining severe wounds, amplifying the scale of this grievous occurrence.
The crowded bus was traveling from from Waslala to Matagalpa in the north of the country when the driver lost control over the vehicle. It overturned, crashing into the crash barrier on a bridge, Murillo said.
“We are deeply moved by this misfortune,” she said, adding that nine of the victims have been identified so far. Six of the victims are said to be children.
Authorities detained the driver, as they look into whether he was speeding, local media reported.
Last year, a road accident on a migration route to the US in the north also killed 16 people, including 13 Venezuelans.