Saturday, August 30, 2008

9 Estudiantes de Colegio Cumbres Mueren en Accidente en Ruta Putre-Bolivia

At least nine high-school girls from the Legion of Christ/Regnum Christi Colegio Cumbres in Santiago are killed in highway accident in northern Chile.

29/08/2008 - 16:39:02

9 muertos y 21 heridos (dos de extrema gravedad), dejó un accidente ocurrido en el norte del país, luego que un bus que trasladaba estudiantes del colegio “Cumbres” Femenino de Santiago, se accidentó en la ruta que une a Putre con Bolivia. Las afectadas son del curso 2º medio D.

Según información preliminar, un bus de la empresa Andina Sur que las trasladaba, se volcó en la ruta CH-11, lo que provocó la tragedia.

En la máquina se trasladaban 32 personas.

Read it here. And here.

La siguiente es la lista oficial de las nueve víctimas fatales del trágico accidente ocurrido en el norte de Chile, según información provista por fuentes policiales:
Police have released the names of nine victims of the accident.

1.- Bernardita Barros Vial (16 años)
2.- Elisa Contreras Searle (16 años)
3.- Maria de los Ángeles Costa Arteaga (16 años)
4.- María Trinidad de la Carrera Bezanilla (16 años)
5.- Magdalena Echeverría Larraín (16 años)
6.- Valentina Federica Errázuriz Gandolini (15 años)
7.- Magdalena Rodríguez Hermosilla (16 años)
8.- Bernardita María Valenzuela Prado (15 años)
9.- Eloisa Garreaud Sutil

UPDATE: As of 19:35 local time, Fr. Donal O'Keefe, LC, Cumbres Director, denies that there is an official list of those who died.

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Anonymous said...

This article says that the accident was not because of bad road conditions, but because of either mechanical or human error, stating that the bendy roads at such height required experienced bus drivers.

While my heart goes out to the families and friends in this tragedy, I can't help wonder if the LC are already spinning stories: it was the bad road, not our fault.

Not that it has to be LCs fault of course, theyre just so used to diggin themselves out of it that such defense mechanisms are second nature.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the news. Legion or no Legion these are innocent young Chilean girls; my heart goes out to them and their families. R.I.P.

Anonymous said...

I stumbled upon this blog quite by accident...or perhaps Divine Intervention. How can you possibly call yourselves Christians and say the things you say about RC?

Did you go to mass today?
"Be merciful just as your father is merciful. Do not judge and you will not be judged, do not condemn and you will not be condemned."

This funeral mass brought 6,000 people together to pray! We can only imagine how many souls were brought to Christ through LC on that day.

If you have feelings about RC that need to be dealt with, I suggest you spend your time in prayer rather than on this blog.