In a rather unfortunate series of events, a bus carrying a soccer team crashed in Brazil yesterday. As per sources from BNN, 4 people have died, out of which three were teenagers. As many as 29 people have been injured. The victims of the accident, however, haven’t been identified yet.
The accident occurred on Monday morning, when the bus fell from a bridge on the BR-116 highway, at KM 792, in the Zona da Mata, Minas Gerais, in Brazil. As per reports from the Fire Department, there were 33 passengers on board the bus, including the driver. The bus was also carrying the players and the coach of the Esporte Clube Vila Maria Helena soccer club. The team was returning from a soccer competition in Ubaporanga city.
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A bus fell from a bridge on the BR-116 highway, at km 792, in Zona da Mata, Minas Gerais, early this Monday.
Three teenagers and one adult died and 29 others were injured. #Accident #Brazil #MinasGerais #ZonadaMata #Futebol #DuquedeCaxias pic.twitter.com/bD0GNkJKsN
— Gurbaksh Singh Chahal (@gchahal) January 30, 2023
Out of the total injured people, twenty-four people were taken to a local hospital, Hospital São Salvador, which is near the site of the crash. The rest were taken to the Casa de Caridade Leopoldinense, which is a more distant hospital. Currently, no details are available on the health status of injured people.
16-year-old survives Brazil soccer bus tragedy
The Brazilian bus crash saddened the entire soccer world, as the crash claimed the lives of three teenagers. The crash immediately brought back the memories of the Chapecoense tragedy in 20016, when an airplane crash took the lives of 71 people who were on the flight. Out of the victims, there were 19 players and coaching staff of the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense. Only three members of the team survived the crash.
Chapecoense plane tragedy survivor Jackson Follmann enters the pitch holding the Copa Sudamericana trophy. pic.twitter.com/upVJnEixHg
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) January 21, 2017
The recent bus crash in Brazil also had several soccer players on board during the crash. Players and a coach of the Esporte Clube Vila Maria Helena soccer team were returning from a soccer competition when the accident took place. The team was returning to their city, Duque de Caxias, after winning the competition. After the crash, a 16-year-old passenger narrated his experience of the tragic crash.
As per The Sun, the 16-year-old boy said that he was lucky to avoid any major injuries as he was sitting at the back of the bus. Most of the damage sustained by the bus was at its front end. The boy said, “Everyone was happy with winning the title and, unfortunately, that happened. It was very fast. Everyone was sleeping.” The boy further added that he managed to get out of the bus with the help of his friend, who opened the door for him.
The bus company, LG Turismo, has apologized for the accident and offered its condolences to the families of the victims of the crash. They have also pledged to offer their full support to the passengers and their families. It has also been reported that the local police have started investigating the accident.
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