Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Very sad story

Major Bus Accident in Ecuador Today Leaves at Least 27 Dead and 30 Injured

Major Bus Accident in Ecuador Today Leaves at Least 27 Dead and 30 Injured
Photo Credits: Deadly Ecuador Bus Trip
 At least 27 people died and 30 people died and 30 others were injured Sunday in a bus crash in the northern Ecuadorian province of Imbabura, Victor Bazantes, with the fire department in the city of Ibarra, told Efe.
Based on the statements of survivors, Bazantes said that apparently the bus in which they were riding had a problem with its brakes and crashed into a wall, then rolled down an incline.
The accident occurred on the Ibarra-San Lorenzo highway linking the provinces of Imbabura with Esmeraldas, the latter on the border with Colombia.
Three children died in the crash, which occurred near the community of Cuajara, near the city of Ibarra, the capital of the same-named Andean province.
The injured were taken to nearby medical facilities, but two people were transported by helicopter to Quito, Bazantes said.
A relative of some of the victims told the daily El Comercio that the people on the bus were Jehovah’s Witnesses who were traveling to a church service in the parish of Lita.
Me speaking now:We have been told that 7 of our brothers lost their lives (5 regular pioneers) and 11 are in hospital, 2 with serious injuries. We sure need to keep the families and the congregation they were from in our prayers - it will be a very hard time for them.


Sylv said...

Dear sister, I came across your blog while searching for more information about the horrible bus crash. From your last post I understand that not all onboard the bus where brothers and sisters? Our prayers are with all affected by this tragedy.

With warm Christian love,

Your sister,

Elizabeth in Ecuador said...

Hola Sylvie - no not all were Brothers and Sisters. From what I understand there were about 20 witness on the bus.

Amy Elisa said...

Oh dear, how tragic. I had not heard about this until reading your blog...will definitely keep our brothers and sisters in our prayers.