Local January 30, 2012 | 10:08 pm

Bus flips in Jarabacoa road, one dead, dozens injured

Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. – A bus carrying 52 passengers went over a ravine and ended up in a river near the town Bayacanes on Monday, with as many as 42 people reportedly injured and killing the driver.

The bus of the company Caribe Tours was heading to Santo Domingo under a persistent drizzle drenching the Central Mountain Range, where it lost its brakes and failed to negotiate one of the hairpin curves of the Jarabacoa-La Vega road.

The Volvo bus in the 3:20pm accident ended up in the Yani River, where first responders during several hours struggled to free the driver Julio Lugo, trapped in his compartment, but died at the scene.

The site of the accident is near Curva de la Virgen, a sharp turn and precipice which have claimed the lives of dozens of motorists over the years.

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