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La Cresta tragedy: 11 years later without specific measures

On October 23, 2006, the bus 8B-06 on the Mano de Piedra-Corredor Norte route, with 45 passengers, it caught on fire and killed 18 people, two of them minors
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This Monday, October 23, the Panamanian population commemorates 11 years of the tragedy of La Cresta, where 18 people died calcined inside the bus 8B-06 of the Mano de Piedra-Corredor Norte route.

This event has resulted in measures, as reported by the relatives of the victims.

Víctor Martínez, a lawyer for the victims and relatives, said that the only progress in transportation since that tragedy was the opening of the One and Two lines of the Panama Metro.

"The incorporation of the Metro Bus into Panama was a business, with the compensation that was given to the owners of so-called red devils," said the lawyer.

He added that buses "too large" were brought to the Panama City area with the Bus Transportation system, so almost 40% of the Metro Bus fleet is "stopped".

The defense lawyer insisted that the survivors of the tragedy have not received assistance, including psychological and economic. 

On October 23, 2006, the bus 8B-06 on the Mano de Piedra-Corredor Norte route, with 45 passengers, it caught on fire and killed 18 people, two of them minors.

A group of survivors and relatives of the deceased sued the manufacturer of gas used in the bus air-conditioning system in the United States.

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