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41 French tourists hurt in bus accident in Cuba

41 French tourists injured in a bus accident, 2 December 2014.
41 French tourists injured in a bus accident, 2 December 2014. @CubanitoenCuba/Twitter

 41 French tourists were injured on Monday in a bus accident and seven are in a serious condition.

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The bus where the French tourists were travelling hit another vehicle in the nothern region of Varadero in  Cuba.

Most of the 41 were retired people from the city of Ouistreham in Normandy.

The Cuban driver and the tour guide were also hurt and all the 43 injured were taken to hospital in Cienfuegos, 250 kilometers away from Havana.

French Prime minister Manuel Valls said in a statement " everything was organised for an emergency repatriation in France".

The accident came following a visit to a monument to Che Guevara said the French Embassy in Cuba. 

It's the busiest season for Cuban tourism a time when thousands of visitors from Europe, Canada and Latin America flock to the Island.

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