Football team survive huge crash

Huracan were returning to the international airport in the state of Vargas after winning their Copa Libertadores qualifier at capital Caracas, when the brakes on the bus failed.

Last Updated: Feb 11, 2016, 17:49 PM IST
Football team survive huge crash

New Delhi: An Argentine top-flight side escaped miraculously unharmed after their team bus overturned on Wednesday in Venezuela.

Huracan were returning to the international airport in the state of Vargas after winning their Copa Libertadores qualifier at capital Caracas, when the brakes on the bus failed.

Local reports state that, in an attempt to slow the bus down, the driver diverted up a ramp down a steep mountain where the coach would then flip.

Players Patricio Toranzo and Diego Mendoza, as well as physio Pablo Santella, have reportedly been taken to hospital as a precaution but other players have escaped injury.

Huracan had scored a late away goal to qualify for the Copa Libertadores group stage, the South American equivalent of the Champions League.