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Bus Overturns In Northern Chile

Bus Overturns In Northern Chile

On Friday December 27, 2013, a speeding "Bus-Fer" bus en route from Cochabamba, Bolivia to Arica, Chile flipped killing nine and injuring 40 around 16H00 local (19H00 GMT) near mining Quiborax on the Putre-Arica international road. The route is one-way, at 4000 meters above sea level. Some of the passengers said that just before the accident, the [...]

Bus Fans Crash in Tome Chile

Bus Fans Crash in Tome Chile

On February 9, 2013, a Trans O’Higgins bus carrying fans of the O'Higgins team was coming home from a winning game against Huachipato de Talcahuan and while crossing mountainous terrain in southern Chile near the town of Tome, fell five hundred feet into a ravine. Sixteen people aboard the bus died, most of whom were young men between the ages [...]

Santiago Metro Train Derails into Condo Complex

Santiago Metro Train Derails into Condo Complex

At the Lo Ovalle repair workshop, a Santiago Metro commuter train suddenly derails smashing into an apartment building in Santiago de Chile. The passenger train was empty when it went off the rails and being tested for repairs on the way from underground to above ground when the conductor lost control. In spite of the damage to four cars and [...]

Multiple Injuries, 2 Deaths when Chile TurBus 2082 Drives off Cliff

Multiple Injuries, 2 Deaths when Chile TurBus 2082 Drives off Cliff

What: TurBus doubledecker bus 2082 Where: N Chile When: Jan 19 2012 6:30 am Who: 2 fatalities, 4+ injuries Why: Mario Muñoz Jerez was driving the bus when 20 miles south of Tocopilla, the accident occurred at kilometer 168 on Route D-1, in an area known as Piedra Elefante, between Mejillones and Tocopilla. Jerez had been on the road [...]

Double-Decker Flips off Chilean Bridge

Double-Decker Flips off Chilean Bridge

What: Double-decker Pullman bus en route from Concepcion to Santiago Where: Chillan, Chile When: April 15, 2011, 2:30 p.m. Who: 14 fatalities, 20 injuries Why: While taking a curve at a high rate of speed, the double decker bus flipped off of an elevated road to strike the ground. A survivor said the were en route and noticed the [...]

Chile: Tourbus Collision Kills 19

Chile: Tourbus Collision Kills 19

What: Tour bus Where: Autopista del Sol highway in Talagante When: November 23, 2010 Who: 19 fatalities, 13 injured Why: A collision southeast of Santiago between a bus and a truck killed 19, including the drivers, and injured 23. The tour bus and the cargo truck both ended up in a ditch, and it is not clear what happened; but local hospitals [...]

Chile Tur Bus Crash Kills 6, injures 37

Chile Tur Bus Crash Kills 6, injures 37

What: Tur Bus company bus on La Serena and Santiago route in Coquimbo Where: N of Santiago Chile When: Oct 2 2010 2:40 a.m. Who: 41 aboard, 37 passengers, 6 fatalities including the driver Why: While driving north of Santiago, the driver lost control and drove into a hill. Five died on the scene, one en route to the hospital. The injured [...]