At least 47 dead in Guatemala bus accident
At least 47 people are dead in Guatemala after one of the worst accidents in this country in years.
Guatemala City - 47 people were killed and dozens were injured when a bus crashed down a ravine near the capital city, fire and rescue officials said Saturday. Forty people were killed directly on impact when the accident happened early Saturday morning, the other seven died in hospital.
Vice President Rafael Espada called the accident a "tragedy" that pointed out the urgent need for an adequate hospital to serve this country of 13 million people in such disasters.