It was the passengers of the bus – which was involved in an accident with two trucks, on BR-163, in Naviraí (MS) – who helped provide first aid to the most serious victims. Some injured people were taken to Santa Casa in the city and others, in very serious health conditions, received care in Dourados (MS).
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.
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.