Canadians involved in Cuban bus crash that killed seven, injured five

The crash occurred Thursday between Baracoa and Guantanamo according to local media reports in Cuba

The crash occurred Thursday between Baracoa and Guantanamo according to local media reports in Cuba

Among those killed were two Argentine women, a German and a French.

According to the local radio station, seven people have died, including three Cubans and four foreigners, and 33 are injured, including 11 Cubans and 22 foreigners.

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The crash - which took place at around 8pm on Thursday (3pm local time) - happened in a south-eastern city of Guantánamo, around 1,000 miles away from the capital Havana. The injured were from the U.S., Britian, Canada, France, the Netherlands and Spain. Five people were also left in critical condition from the crash.

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According to Radio Guantanamo, two Canadians were on the bus - a 56-year-old man and a 54-year-old man, however, the extent of their injuries is not yet known. Their ages range from 42 to 74.

The UK Foreign Office said it was "seeking information from the Cuban authorities" and that it was "ready to assist any British people who require our help", a spokesperson told the BBC.

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