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Bus Accident Kills Belizean Football Player in Guatemala

A bus traveling from Quetzaltenango to the capital city of Guatemala fell in a ravine at kilometer 163 of the Inter-American route, in Nahualá, Solola on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. The accident left one person dead and at least 14 injured, eight of which were transferred to the National Hospital in Solola, and the rest were treated at the scene.

The dead man was identified as 22-year-old, Belizean, Luis Eduardo Mendez. Mendez was footballer who played as a defender for the Belize Defense Force Football Club. In 2010 he signed for Belize Premier Football League club Hankook Verdes and started his international career with Belize national football team in 2011.

Reports are that the bus was hit by a truck and because of rain the bus conductor lost control and fell into the ravine.

News Source: Prensa Libre

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