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Distribuido por Cuba Free Press, Inc. -

Dec. 14, 1999.

WASHED-OUT BRIDGE CLAIMS ONE DEAD By Jesús Antonio Egozcue Castellanos, Cuba Free Press.

AGUADA DE PASAJEROS - The driver of a soviet-built Kmatz-2 truck plunged to his death at the remains of a washed-out bridge on the Central Highway on the border between Cienfuegos and Matanzas provinces in central Cuba. Heavy rains accompanying hurricane Irene in late October demolished the bridge.

The authorities have still not placed the proper warning signals on the highway, which may have contributed to the driver's death. Even though traffic has to detour to another highway, authorities have not taken any measures to repair the bridge.

Jesús Antonio Egozcue Castellanos, Cuba Free Press.

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