January 11 , 2001
CIENFUEGOS, January 9 (Alina Gonzalo, Cuba-Verdad) Two foreign tourists and two Cubans died in an automobile wreck here at the end of December; the foreigners bodies were placed in caskets, the Cubans were thrown over the caskets to be transported.
Passersby were visibly bothered by the different treatment accorded the bodies. A passing bus driver yelled out of the window of his bus: "Hey, are there no caskets for Cubans?"
The accident took place at kilometer 165 of the national highway when a tourist taxi, carrying an Italian man and his son, struck another car belonging to the "La Plata" cooperative, in which were traveling a Cuban man and his wife.
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