The Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ) will present the results of the investigation conducted on Cinchona’s bus accident case, in which 14 people lost their lives. The report will be submitted to the Public Prosecutor in one month.
The event occurred last Thursday when a group of pensioners from the National University were on their way to Maleku Indian reservation, but fell off a 40-meter cliff.
Since October 20th, the OIJ has conducted an investigation in the area. However, it has been complicated by the number of victims and ground conditions.
We made a breakthrough interviewing survivors of this very sad event and we still need to carry out a forensic analysis in the area of engineering that allow us to determine the mechanical condition of the bus,”
said Walter Espinoza, director of the OIJ.
Specifically, the analysis focuses on the condition of the brakes and the gearbox.
According to Espinoza, the remains of the bus were returned to the owner. A preliminary report is expected to be delivered to the Prosecutor by the end of November.
The OIJ still hopes to collect more testimonies of survivors of the tragedy, but must wait for passengers to leave the several different medical centers where they are recovering.