Nine dead, 55 rescued in Costa Rica bus crash

SAN JOSE – A bus crash caused by torrential rain in Costa Rica killed nine people Saturday night, officials said.

Heavy rains across the country caused a landslide on Cambronero Road in the west of the country, 45 miles from the capital, San Jose.

Members of the Red Cross and firefighters work at the site of a fatal bus accident in Cambronero on September 17, 2022.
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Firefighters are seen as a landslide hits a car in Cambronero, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica, September 17, 2022.
Firefighters are seen as a landslide hits a car in Cambronero, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica, September 17, 2022.
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Firefighters and the country’s Red Cross have reported nine deaths. Authorities found 55 people and took them to hospital.

The statement added that hundreds of families were evacuated due to the severe damage caused by the torrential rains.

Rescue teams arrive at the scene where a bus killed nine people after it crashed in Cambronero on September 17, 2022.
Rescue teams arrive at the scene where a bus killed nine people after it crashed in Cambronero on September 17, 2022.
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The National Meteorological Institute said on Twitter on Sunday that heavy rains are expected to continue in coastal areas.

“This situation in which so many families lose their property is really sad and disturbing,” said Costa Rican President Rodrigo Chavez, who decreed on Sunday a three-day mourning period.

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