Fourteen people killed in central Ecuador bus accident

Vastavam web:  Fourteen people were killed and 30 injured, one of them seriously, when a bus drove off the highway in central Ecuador, flipped and caught fire, authorities said.The accident took place around 10 pm (local time) Friday on the highway between the capital Quito and Andean city of La Mana, police Colonel Cristian Barreiro said in a video released by the Ecu911 emergency service.Survivors were rushed to hospitals in Quito and Santo Domingo province, while authorities said they were working to identify the fatalities.

Health Minister Veronica Espinosa said that of the 30 injured, 16 had been released and 14 were hospitalized, one of them in intensive care.”My heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims,” wrote President Lenin Moreno on Twitter. “In the midst of pain, may you find peace in your heart.”