Entertainment: Costa-Rica. At least nine dead in a coach accident caused by a landslide

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A landslide at Costa-Rica led to the fall of a coach, a car and a motorcycle in a ravine, this Saturday, September 17, 2022, the Costarician authorities announced. Nine people have died and four others are still missing.

Nine people died, and four others are missing after a coach, a motorcycle and a car have switched to a ravine, carried away by a landslide caused by heavy rains at Costa-Rica, announced this Sunday September 18, 2022 The spokesperson for the Costarian Red Cross Andres Alvarez.

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The coach and the other two vehicles fell on Saturday in a 75 -meter -deep ravine at the El Hundimiento pass in Cambronero, about 80 km west of the capital, San José.

Nine deceased people, around fifty other rescued

Three women aged 51 to 61 died, as well as six men aged 21 to 66, including the motorcyclist, according to the judicial police who made the identification of victims.

About fifty people, including the driver of the coach, were rescued and are alive, according to the Costarian Social Security services. Rescue operations ended at the start of the afternoon on Sunday.

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three days of national mourning decreed

The coach made the connection between the capital San José and the province of Guanacaste and transported approximately 47 people , told Costaorian daily the Nacion the owner of the bus company, German Alfaro. The Red Cross had previously estimated the number of passengers at around sixty.

Images broadcast by the emergency services show the wreckage of the coach at the bottom of a ravine in this mountainous region where rescue operations were particularly difficult.

Costarate President Rodrigo Chavez has declared three days of national mourning and announced the cancellation of his trip to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly due to the emergency situation in the country caused by rains Diluvian.

A report pointed out the risk of collapse of Route

"We have been abandoned for years," said a resident of the surroundings, Gilber Martinez, on the local television channel Canal 7, denouncing with other residents The absence of protective or signaling barriers on this portion of the road.

The Minister of Public Works Luis Amador, however, estimated that "this type of accident is unpredictable". "It is not the fault of the government or the coach company. This is something we can't foresee, "he said.

In March 2021, a report of specialists from the University of Costa-Ia had alerted the risk of road collapse in this sector.

Costa Rica: Nine dead and four missing in a coach accident .
© Handout The accidental coach in Costa Rica, September 18, 2022 people died, and four others are missing after a coach, A motorcycle and a car tilted into a ravine, carried away by a landslide caused by heavy rain, announced Sunday the spokesperson for the Costarian Red Cross Andres Alvarez. The coach and the other two vehicles fell on Saturday in a ravine, 75 meters deep, at Col El Hundimiento in Cambronero, about 80 km west of the capital, San José.

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