Colombia: 20 killed in bus accident

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Colombia20 people died in the bus accident

The tragedy occurred on Saturday along the Pan-American Highway. According to the first estimate, fifteen injuries should be regretted.

“Unfortunately, we have 20 dead,” the police captain told reporters.

AFP

At least 20 people were killed and 15 injured in a bus crash in southwestern Colombia on Saturday, police said. The injured included a three-year-old girl and an eight-year-old boy.

“Mechanical Failure”

The accident occurred on the Pan-American Highway and “unfortunately we have 20 dead,” the police captain in charge of traffic at the Narino department told reporters.

A bus traveling between the port of Dumaguete and the city of Cali overturned on the road in the early hours of Saturday due to “mechanical failure”. According to Colonel Oscar Lambria, responsible for traffic and traffic within the National Police, “the hypothesis is a malfunction in the braking system”.

Reduced visibility

According to preliminary findings, the driver lost control of the coach while exiting a curve while visibility was reduced due to fog. Emergency services intervened for more than nine hours to free the injured at various hospitals in the region.

(AFP)

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