Small bus plunges off cliff in Coto Brus

A bus fell off a cliff in Coto Brus, killing three passengers and injuring 10 more on board. The bus was returning from Quepos when it went off the road and rolled off a 100-meter-high precipice around 8 p.m. Friday.

A report from the Judicial Investigating Organization listed the fatalities as a 16-year-old girl, a 44-year-old woman, and a 53-year-old man who appeared to be the driver. All passengers were Costa Rican, according to the organization’s spokesperson.

Seven of the 10 injured passengers were taken to a variety of area hospitals, according to the report, while the remaining three came away from the crash with only minor injuries.

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