Carnival started and …first casualties
THREE PEOPLE and the five horses they were taking to a Carnaval arodeo on Thursday February 12 were killed when the driver lost control of their truck t and hit a bank on the Cascajilloso hill in the village of Arenas, Mariato district, in the province of Herrera.
Dead are Massiel Rosario Caballero, 24, Maikel Martinez, 26, and Fernando Enrique Vega, 36, who traveled to Arenas to participate in a championship scheduled to start from on Friday until Sunday of Carnaval. The activity was suspended because of the tragedy. Reports La Prensa
The accident brings the Veraguas death toll from traffic accidents, to four this year. A massive police presence on the nation’s highways is planned for Carnaval , February 14-18, and warnings have been issued about speeding and drinking and driving .
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