Honduras: Students from U.S. on medical mission perish in bus crash, numerous wounded

Posted on January 14, 2016 • Filed under: Latin America, Tourists Die, Tourists Injured

NYTIMES.com reported three Columbia University students on a volunteer medical mission to help the poor and sick in Honduras were killed on Wednesday in a bus crash that also left at least a dozen other students injured.

The students were traveling on a road east of the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, when their bus veered off the road and plummeted into a ravine. Columbia University and Barnard College, a women’s liberal arts school associated with the university, released statements confirming the accident and identifying the victims as Olivia Erhardt, 20, a Columbia student, and Daniella Moffson, 21, a Barnard student. Abigail Flanagan, 45, a nurse practitioner at Columbia University Medical Center and a General Studies student, was also killed. Read Article

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