Tragic: 24 People Including 2 Children Killed in Bus Crash, 19 Injured

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August 14, 2018Aug 14, 2018

For the second time in the last couple of days, there was a massive car accident in Ecuador. This accident happened when a bus hit an SUV carrying five people.

At least 24 people have been killed in the bus accident, which happened east of the Ecuadorean capital, Quito. According to ITV, another 19 people were also injured,

The bus was traveling at a high speed when it hit the SUV, killing 3 of the people inside. The bus overturned. Two of the people in the SUV killed were children. 

Most of the 38 people listed on the bus's passenger list are Colombians and Venezuelans, officials said.

The accident comes just two days after 12 fans of Barcelona SC football club were killed when the bus they were traveling in overturned on their way back from an away game.

Relatives and fans of Barcelona SC football club mourned the fans killed in Sunday's bus

Firefighters said the bus belonged to the Colombian company Cotrans. It had originated in the Colombian city of Neiva.

The driver is among the diseased. Officials are working with embassies to identify the dead. Fourteen people are also being treated in nearby hospitals.

The crash happened in an area known as 'dead man’s curve' at about 3am local time, noted ITV. Several homes next to the highway were also damaged by debris.

Police said they were investigating to determine what happened. However, some witnesses told local media the bus was seen trying to overtake other vehicles shortly before the crash.

Please join us in praying for all those who lost someone in the crash. This is a terrible tragedy. Also, please pray for people in Italy who lost their loved ones today after a bridge collapsed, killing dozens.