Reports are that the students were returning from a party excursion in Havana when the vehicle collided with a passenger car and overturned.
All the students involved in the incident are said to be alive despite early media reports that some were killed.
An Antiguan student studying medicine in Cuba told OBSERVER media that the bus – with several Caribbean students – was travelling from Havana to Camaguey on Saturday morning when the incident occurred.
“Basically, the accident had involved three vehicles, which is the bus that the students were on, a truck and a car,” he said.
The bus was overtaking a truck and the driver of the truck fell asleep and had actually hit the car first and then he hit the bus.
“The occupants in the car were all Cubans and there were no survivors,” he explained.
The accident reportedly took place near the city of Santa Clara, about half way between Havana and Camaguey.
Reportedly, the injured passengers were taken to a hospital in Santa Clara.
“On the bus were 30 students, 16 got injured but every body is fine,” the student who spoke with OBSERVER media said.
Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Scholarship Committee, Maurice Merchant, said his office contacted several students in Cuba who confirmed that two Antiguans were on the ill-fated bus, but that none was seriously injured.
(More in today’s Daily OBSERVER)