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Guapiles Hospital installs mobile morgue

The Guapiles Hospital has installed a mobile morgue (morgue movíl in Spanish), a refrigerated container for the handling of up to 16 corpses. Health authorities are quick to point out that the temporary morgue is for any eventualities that could arise with the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Crash Between Truck and Car Leaves 21 Injured (Photos)

A crash between a truck and a passenger vehicle left a total of 21 injured this Tuesday morning on the Ruta 32, the San Jose - Limon highwaym near the Costa Rica river bridge, in the area of Guapiles. Photos from social networks Despite the number...

Ruta 32 Expansion Continues Without Completing Even 1 Of 1,200 Possible Expropriations

18 months after having started the expansion of the Ruta 32 (San Jose - Limon), the Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transporters (MOPT) - Ministry of Public Works and Transportation - is still looking to reduce the number of lands that the contractor will...

Pococí Epicenter of Saturday Morning 5.0 Quake

A 5-degree earthquake shook several cantons of Costa Rica this Saturday morning, at 8:12 am, with its epicenter located 14.6 kilometers southwest of Guápiles, in Pococí de Limón, reported the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) - Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of...

Trapped: ‘Spending The Night Sleeping Next To A mountain and With Unstoppable Rain”

Silvia Chaves-Herra, 38 years old and a journalist by profession, is one of dozens who were trapped on Friday between the multiple landslides that occurred on Ruta 32 due to heavy rains that affected much of the country over the weekend. She said: "spending...

Ruta 32 At The Zurqui Closed This Friday Morning Due To Landslide

If you are traveling to and from San Jose and Guapiles this Friday morning be aware of the closure of the Ruta 32 in the area of the Zurqui, due to a landslide Thursday night. MOPT authorities are expecting to clear the debris and re-open...

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