14 Dead, 21 Injured At A Bus Crash In Bolivia - TNBC USA

On Monday, a bus carrying volunteer doctors from La Paz towards Bolivia (North) crashed, which left 14 dead and 21 injured, said the local government of La Paz. 

The volunteer doctors were part of the MedFund Foundation, situated in La Paz and headed to five villages in the region of Apolo to La Paz (North). 

According to inputs, the bus fell into a ravine last night close to Charazani, nearly 250 Km to the North of La Paz. 

Amongst the alleged dead were 11 women, said Daniel Quela, who is the Health Service Coordinator of Apolobamba. 

When it comes to road safety, Bolivia has a poor record, and crashes involving buses travelling at night are high accidental prone. 

The worst case was reported in April 2019, when 25 people have lost their lives as a head-on collision between two vehicles leads to a bus crashing into a george to North of La Paz. 

In February 2019, 24 people have lost their lives in an accident between a truck and a bus in Oruro. 

Meanwhile, 34 people have died over a weekend in two different incidents, the first is a collision between two buses on-road between Southern Regions of Potosi and Oruro, and another were recorded when a bus carried over a cliff edge near Sucre, in the Center-South of Bolivia.   

Bolivian Authorities have shown little desire to manage the issue, with President Evo Morales tweets after the recorded road accident in April, “To our brother drivers we ask you to always be very careful.”

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