Sarah was one of 17 British travellers on board the coach that crashed in Sancan, western Ecuador, on the road between Manta and Jipijapa
People wait for buses that come and go constantly between Jipijapa
and La Libertad with the ear-splitting din of engines, brakes, horns, and the shouts of drivers' helpers.
The stations along the line are Quitumbe, MorEin Valverde, Solanda, El Calzado, El Recreo, La Magdalena, San Francisco, La Alameda, El Ejido, Universidad Central, La Pradera, La Carolina, IEaquito, Jipijapa
and El Labrador.
Sarah Howard, 26, who graduated from Durham in 2003, was one of 17 British travellers on board a coach driving from the capital Quito to Puerto Lopez that crashed in Sancan, western Ecuador, on the road between Manta and Jipijapa
SHEER TERROR Side of girls' coach was torn out by sand truck; AFTERMATH The wrecked coach in which the five girls died; TOUR BOSS Mark Davidson's heart goes out to parents; KILLED Sarah Howard, 26, of Watford; KILLED Lizzie Pincock, 19, of Taunton; KILLED Indira Swann, 18, from Berks; KILLED Emily Sadler, 19, from Herts; KILLED Rebecca Logie, 19, of Chorley; EXITED Group photo in Quito on April 2 before Puerto Lopez trip; Five Britons die in bus crash between Jipijapa
and Puerto Lopez
30pm local time on Saturday evening in Sancan, on the road between Manta and Jipijapa
, when the group's bus, operated by a company called Reina del Camino, was struck by the lorry.
12321434 AB-I-BARIR (Iran), BEREBORO (Venezuala), CARACURU, Igarape (stream--Brazil), DURUDERE (Turkey), GIRIGARA (Senegal), JIPIJAPA
* (Ecuador), KIZIKUZU (Turkey), LUCULECE (stream--Mozambique), METEMITI (Chad), POTOPATA (Guinea), SIRISARA (stream--Guinea), TIPITAPA (stream--Honduras), VODOVADA (stream--Yugoslavia)
Freddy Bustamente started the company 14 years ago in Jipijapa
where his grandfather also produced coffee.
But Cuenca's most prominent craft business is centered around the production of the world famous sombrero de Toquilla, Montecristi o Jipijapa
, better known as the Panam hat.