• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Guatemala Bus Accident Kills 42

October 13, 2006

GUATEMALA CITY – At least 42 people died Monday when a Guatemalan bus plunged into a ravine, emergency workers said. Police said the bus crashed into a stanchion of a bridge outside the small town of Chiantla, some 290 kilometers northwest of this capital, and plummeted 60 meters down a steep slope.

One emergency-response worker said that 47 people were aboard the bus. He said 41 bodies were recovered from the wreckage after the roof of the vehicle was cut away, and that six injured individuals were taken to the hospital in Chiantla, where one died.

At least six of the fatalities were children. Local media quoted police as saying the bus driver was drunk, but that could not immediately be confirmed.

You may be interested

The compromises Costa Rica made with the IMF
Costa Rica
1081 views
Costa Rica
1081 views

The compromises Costa Rica made with the IMF

The Tico Times - March 2, 2021

Costa Rica will receive a three-year, $1.78 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund as part of the financial entity’s…

Costa Rica extends tourist visas until June 2
Costa Rica
2813 views
Costa Rica
2813 views

Costa Rica extends tourist visas until June 2

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 2, 2021

The Immigration Administration (DGME) announced late Monday night that tourists who entered the country before December 1, 2020, can have their visas…

IMF approves $1.8 billion loan for Costa Rica
Costa Rica
1353 views
Costa Rica
1353 views

IMF approves $1.8 billion loan for Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 1, 2021

The IMF approved a 36-month credit agreement for $1.778 billion dollars with Costa Rica, the entity reported Monday, which immediately…