Bus and train collision kills at least 28 in Cuba

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Sunday, October 7, 2007

Location of Granma Province, Cuba.

State TV reports that a bus collided with a train in Cuba Saturday killing at least 28 people. Another 73 people were injured in the accident, including 15 in critical condition.

A statement read on state television said the collision occurred in the province of Granma.

Juventud Rebelde newspaper reports that the accident occurred at a railroad crossing in the very small town of Veguita in the Bayamo municipality.

The train was traveling from Santiago to Manzanillo, when it collided with a bus that was traveling from Bayamo to Campechuela.

The train hit the bus, dragged it across the tracks, and pushed it off a nearby bridge. The cause remains under investigation.