QUITO – Seventeen people were killed and 40 others injured Wednesday when two buses collided on Ecuador’s main Pacific coast highway, authorities said.
The accident occurred shortly after dawn on a stretch of road between the cities of Guayaquil and Portoviejo.
The two buses collided head-on as one of the drivers tried to pass another vehicle, police said.
Sixteen people were pronounced dead at or near the scene of the crash in Pedro Carbo canton, while a 17th person died later at a hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city. EFE