Cuban media reports the bus rolled after the driver attempted to overtake another vehicle on the wet and windy road. Twenty-two tourists from the UK, France, Holland, Mexico and Canada were among those onboard, according to state media. Officials have yet to release the names and nationalities of those who died.

Local media reports around 30 people were taken to hospital after the crash.

Today’s crash is the fourth accident involving a bus in less than a month on Cuba’s roads, according to Cuban news site 14ymedio.

On December 27, two people were killed and 33 injured when a lorry towing a trailer loaded with cane collided with a bus.

Just two weeks earlier, another crash involving a bus left three dead and 29 injured in the vicinity of Mayari, in the province of Holguin.

Official figures from 2017 show 11,187 traffic accidents were recorded, leaving 750 dead and 7,999 injured.

A report by the National Road Safety Commission said more than 4,400 deaths have been reported on Cuban roads since 2012.

This is a breaking story. More to follow…

Additional reporting by Maria Ortega.



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