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Train crash injures 79 in Cuba

Train crash injures 79 in Cuba
28 June 2011 98 views No Comment BY: BNO News

HAVANA (BNO NEWS) -- At least 79 people were injured on Tuesday when two
trains collided in the eastern Cuban province of Guantanamo, local
newspaper Venceremos reported.

The driver of the small train said the brakes didn't work, causing the
small train to collide with the passenger train. Authorities, however,
are still investigating what caused the technical problem.

Most of the injured sustained only minor injuries. Rogelio Creach
Bandera, director of Guantanamo's Regional Hospital, said that two
people were in serious condition and may have to undergo surgery.

According to official figures, there were 106 train accidents in Cuba in
2010. At least 19 people were killed and 149 were injured.

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