U.S. student dies in crash after 30-meter plunge

Binghamton, New York, University officials have confirmed the death of a student in a vehicle accident near Dominical Thursday afternoon.

The dead student was identified by Zoe Damon, 20, according to the Press and Sun-Bulletin in that community. Ms. Damon, originally from Kingston, New York, was a junior majoring in biology, according to the university, the newspaper said. Other students were hurt

The students were here on a university program to study the environment. They were led by Richard Andrus, a Binghamton University professor who has a research interest in tropical forestry.

The crash happened when the microbus containing the students slid off the road and plunged down a 30-meter (98-foot) embankment into the RĂ­o Guabo.

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