This morning’s edition of AMNY had a horrific story about 28 people who died in Cuba. The 28 deaths were the result of a bus colliding with a train in eastern Cuba. Unfortunately the horror did not end there as along with the 28 deaths, there were 73 individuals known to be injured. 15 of those injured are listed as being in critical condition.
The accident occurred during the middle of Saturday in the small town of Veguita which is located in the province of Gramma. Gramma is located approximately 500 miles east from Havana. The accident occurred at a railroad crossing near a bridge. A train traveling from Santiago to Manzanillo collided with a bus traveling from Bayamo to Campechuela. On impact, the train dragged the bus towards the bridge where the bus eventually fell over.
On a side note, how sad is it that Cuba’s state media barely provided any details of the incident. Gramma’s local digital newspaper La Demajagua did not even carry the story. It seems what little is known about the accident came from The Communist Youth newspaper called Juventud Rebelde which carried a short story about the accident.