18 medical staff injured in bus crash

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EIGHTEEN Ministry of Health personnel including doctors, dentists nurses and technicians were hospitalized on Monday, November 13 when the bus carrying them overturned. on a dangerous turn, in Cocle.

Two women among the injured were reported in critical condition.

The bus was carrying  24  staff from the Ministry of Health in Colón, who were traveling on a medical tour to Donoso.

The critically injured women were first taken to the  Aquilino Tejeira Hospital in Penonomé. One was transferred to the Social Security Fund (CSS) Hospital in Panama City and the other to the Regional Hospital Rafael Estevéz de Aguadulce.

The accident occurred around 3:00  p.m.  when the bus hit a retaining wall on a curve, near a bridge in  Cascajal, in the  La Pintada district, the scene of numerous accidents. The bus was heading towards a mountainous area in Donoso.

 

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