Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Bloody Weekend in Costa Rica: 14 Deaths in 48 Hours

Accidents like pictured above are common on Costa Rica's roads, particularly the Ruta 32, the route of San José - Guapiles.
Accidents like pictured above are common on Costa Rica’s roads, particularly the Ruta 32, the route of San José – Guapiles.

This past weekend was a bloody on in Costa Rica’s, with 14 people losing their lives in only 48 hours. The majority of the deaths were to traffic accidents, following by aquatic accidents and violence with a firearm.

The number is alarming for the average number of deaths since the beginning of the year was one per 24 hours.

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However, the numbers are less than the same period last year, when in the first 14 days of 2012 there were 43 deaths, while this year 27.

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