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Major road accident in Costa Rica, a bus falls into a ditch, 9 dead, 34 injured

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A passenger bus fell 75 meters into a gorge on the Inter-American Highway in Costa Rica.
At least 9 people on board the bus were killed and 34 others were injured in this accident.
The accident happened due to a landslide caused by heavy rain.

San Jose. A passenger bus fell 75 meters into a gorge on the Inter-American Highway in the Central American country Costa Rica, killing at least nine people on board and injuring 34 others. Officials said the accident happened due to landslides caused by heavy rain. The accident happened Saturday in Cambroneiro, 70 kilometers from San Jose. The crash site is on a highway that connects the Costa Rican capital to the Pacific coastal province of Puntarenas.

The Red Cross organization said two vehicles collided with the bus due to a landslide and the bus fell into a ditch in the road. Police said emergency crews removed four of the nine bodies on Sunday. According to the Red Cross, 34 people were injured. The Costa Rican Red Cross said of the 34 injured, six had minor injuries. A total of 28 people were taken to hospital, at least three of whom are in critical condition. Two people are said to be missing. The bus was traveling between the province of San Jose and Santa Cruz de Guanacaste in the northwest of the country.

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Significantly, Cyclone Fiona made landfall on the southwest coast of Puerto Rico on Sunday. For this reason, it rains a lot. Due to which there has been a power outage in the area and there is a danger of “catastrophic flooding” in the area. The storm is classified as a Category 1 hurricane due to winds of up to 85 miles (140 km/h) per hour. But it should become more destructive in the next few hours. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said devastating flooding was expected in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

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