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Passengers helped to rescue victims of an accident between buses and trucks on BR-163: ‘big scare’ | Mato Grosso do Sul

Passengers helped to rescue victims of an accident between buses and trucks on BR-163: ‘big scare’ | Mato Grosso do Sul
Passengers helped to rescue victims of an accident between buses and trucks on BR-163: ‘big scare’ | Mato Grosso do Sul
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Accident between 2 trucks and bus with 41 passengers in Naviraí, on BR-163

Self-employed Victor Fiorese, who left Campo Grande heading to Francisco Beltrão, in Paraná, reported the moments of tension. “It all happened very quickly. The children were in despair, I tried to stay calm and help everyone. It was a big scare, only those who went through it know. It was a very big moment.”

The passenger also commented on the dynamics of the accident. Victor explained that the bus driver tried to overtake one of the trucks, but was unable to complete the maneuver and collided head-on with the other cargo vehicle.

“The first bus we had taken, broke down. The bus was chartered at the last minute. It was reckless on the part of the driver, he forced us to overtake and braked suddenly”, the passenger said.

1 of 1 Passengers wait for a new bus to continue their journey. — Photo: Thalyta Andrade/TV Morena
Passengers wait for a new bus to continue their journey. — Photo: Thalyta Andrade/TV Morena

One death was confirmed. In total, 14 bus passengers remain under observation at Santa Casa de Naviraí. Two other victims, who are in a very serious condition, were transferred to a hospital in Dourados.

According to the PRF and CCR-MS Vias, the concessionaire that manages the highway in Mato Grosso do Sul, one death was confirmed and at least 40 people were injured. The bus had left Sinop (MT) and the destination was Cascavel, in the interior of Paraná.

The company Eucatur, responsible for the bus, said it is monitoring the case. The company manager, Fernando Jungo explained the measures offered to passengers affected by the accident.

“We are providing all the support, from food, accommodation. We are still unable to remove their luggage from the bus. There is a certain amount of bureaucracy there to be released, even through inspection and everything else. But we have the bus there at the location to do We will bring this luggage to the passengers. Anyone who wants to can take a shower, rest, there will be space available. And whoever wants to continue the journey, the bus will also be available to finish the trip”, explained Jungo.

Accident between bus and trailer leaves injured in Naviraí

An accident between two trucks and a bus with more than 40 passengers left one person dead and several injured, on BR-163, in Naviraí (MS), this Friday (2). Teams from the Federal Highway Police (PRF), Emergency Medical Service (Samu) and Fire Department responded to the incident. See the video above.

The dynamics of the accident have not yet been reported. The collision occurred at km 135, on BR-163. According to CCR-MS Vias, the bus carried 41 passengers. According to the dealership, forensics are trying to identify the identity of the death.

Both lanes of the highway were closed throughout the afternoon and early evening on Friday. Teams from CCR-MS Vias, Samu and the Fire Department provide assistance to victims.

Read the CCR-MS Vias note below:

“The CCR MSVia Operational Control Center received at 12:05 pm this Friday, 02/02, information of an accident at km 135 of BR-163/MS heading north, in the region of Naviraí (MS). According to information , there was a head-on collision involving two trucks and a bus with 41 passengers. Teams from the Dealership, Fire Department and municipal ambulances worked together to care for the victims. In total, there were 31 unharmed victims, 8 victims with moderate injuries, 3 victims in serious condition and 1 death. The Concessionaire also informs that traffic in the area has already started to be released through the ‘stop and go’ system. The result, at the moment, is 5 kilometers of congestion in the north direction and 7 kilometers of congestion in the south direction”.

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The article is in Portuguese

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