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QCOSTARICA – A collision between a passenger vehicle and bus left two dead this Saturday morning, in an accident occurring near the Wal-Mart in San Sebastian, on the south side of San José.

According to a preliminary report by the Transit Police (Policia de Transito), the two young men were travelling in a silver colored Hyundai Elantra when the driver lost control, slammed into a tree and on the rebound was slammed by a bus.

In Cuidad Quesada (San Carlos) assailants seriously injured a guard at the Nissan dealership in an attempted robbery. Police say the guard is hanging on for his life at the San Carlos hospital, where he was rushed by paramedics.

In Orotina, a 40 year-old man died after being struck by a minivan, in Lotes de Coyolar, in Orotina. A friend of the deceased told authorities that his friend had been drinking all afternoon and was struck while trying to cross the busy street.

Traffic official, José Serrano, said that the accident occurred in a very dangerous location, heavily transited and at high speed. A breathalyzer test on the driver of the minivan resulted negative.

In Tibás, bomberos (firefighters) recovered the body of a man found dead under a bridge. The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) are investigating.

These are only several of the violent deaths registered on the first day of Semana Santa.

Sources: Nacion.com, Teletica.com