The accident occurred in the Huambi sector located in the Sucua community in the Morona Santiago province.
The Health Ministry informed that seven injured people were taken to the General Hospital of Macau, 17 to the Basic Hospital of Sucua, and one to the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS) Hospital.
In the incident, 18 people lost their lives and their bodies were taken to the Sucua morgue to be delivered to their relatives.
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