At least 14 killed in bus accident in central Ecuador

# 21:23
15 July 2017

At least 14 people were killed and 26 injured Friday night in a bus accident on the highway in central Ecuador, local authorities said Saturday, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

The accident occurred around 10 p.m. Friday evening on the highway linking the capital Quito and the city of La Mana when a bus overturned and caught fire later, according to local police.

The injured were rushed to seven surrounding hospitals, according to the Ministry of Public Health. The local authorities are working on the identification of the deceased passengers and finding the cause of the accident.