Britons hurt in Cuba bus crash

Two Britons and an Irish citizen were among 16 tourists injured when their bus overturned on a highway in Cuba, state-run newspaper Cinco de Septiembre reported.

British tourists hospitalised after Cuba bus crash

A bus crash in Cuba has left sixteen tourist is hospital, including two Britons according to reports.

The bus is believed to have crashed near the city of Cienfuegos.
The bus is believed to have crashed near the city of Cienfuegos. Credit: Google Maps

The bus is believed to have crashed near the city of Cienfuegos as it travelled between Trinidad and Varadero, two major tourist destinations, according to state-run newspaper Cinco de Septiembre.

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Foreign Office aware of Britons hurt in Cuba bus crash

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office said today that they are aware of Britons injured when their bus overturned on a highway in Cuba. In a statement, the Foreign Office said:

We are aware of a bus crash involving British nationals between Trinidad and Varadero in Cuba on the evening of 4th July.

Our embassy in Havana is in close contact with local authorities. Consular offficials are on their way to the area to provide assistance if needed.

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Britons hurt in Cuba tour bus crash

Two Britons and an Irish citizen were among 16 tourists injured when their bus overturned on a highway in Cuba.

State-run newspaper Cinco de Septiembre said the government-operated vehicle left the road and overturned on Thursday evening local time, between Trinidad and Varadero, two major tourist destinations.

Nineteen people were on board the bus. The others injured were said to be two Czechs, four Dutch, one Filipino and six Russians.

Cinco de Septiembre said three of the tourists were considered to be in a serious condition. Two underwent surgery and are in intensive care.