A bus that was carrying teenagers from the grassroots categories of a former amateur soccer player from Rio de Janeiro suffered an accident on BR-116, early in the morning of this second fair (30), which left at least four dead and 28 injured.
The bus, which traveled from the municipality of Ubaporanga to Duque de Caxias, in the Baixada Fluminense, fell from a bridge to return to km 792 on BR-116, in the municipality of Além Paraíba, in Minas Gerais.
The Corpo de Bombeiros de Minas Gerais, which was activated at 02:51 a.m. of this second, affirmed CNN In addition to the driver, there were 28 adolescent soccer players and four adults from the technical commission on board.
At this time, there have been four confirmed deaths – one adult and three adolescents – in addition to 28 injured. The firefighters are still not local attending to occurrences.
“At this moment, the vehicle found itself turned on the top off the bank of a small non-local existing stream (Rio Angu)”, we will inform the firefighters in a note.
A BR-116 fico totally interdicted from 03h30 to 06h30 from this second.
The operational unit of the Federal Road Police (PRF) in Leopoldina affirmed CNN that some injured are in serious condition. The victims were rescued for hospitals of Leopoldina and Além Paraíba.
The bus driver is one of the victims seriously injured and still has not made any statements about the possible causes of the accident.
The Prefecture of Além Paraíba informed CNN 22 people are being treated at the local São Salvador hospital – two adults, including a 19-year-old youth, and another 20 under 18 years of age.
“Four patients require special care, 1 being in the ICU after surgery, 1 in surgery, 1 awaiting surgery, and 1 in the Intermediary Unit,” informed the prefecture.
The bus trip was registered in the National Land Transport Agency (ANTT) system and the causes of the accident are being investigated.
The adolescents on board were players of the Esporte Clube Vila Maria Helena, a time lover linked to a social project of Duque de Caxias.
They were in Ubaporanga/MG for a tournament called “National Cup”, which will have the finals played this Sunday (29).
The organization of the tournament affirmed CNN That EC Vila Maria Helena played with two teams, being champions for the sub-18 category and vice-champions for the sub-16 category.
The Soccer Federation of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Ferj) affirmed CNN that is rushing or case.
A CNN I am in contact with representatives of EC Vila Maria Helena, but I still have not returned.
Source: CNN Espanol