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Colombia bus accident: At least 20 dead and 15 injured after bus overturns in Colombia

Colombia: 20 people have been killed and 15 injured in a bus accident in Colombia. On Saturday night, a bus overturned on the Pan-American Highway in southwestern Colombia, leaving 20 people stuck.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Colombia: At least 20 people have been killed and 15 injured in a bus accident in Colombia. On Saturday night, a bus overturned on the Pan-American Highway in southwestern Colombia, leaving 20 people stuck.

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This bus accident happened in the southwestern cities of Pasto and Popayan in Colombia. “Unfortunately, 20 of our people have died,” said the traffic police captain. The injured have been admitted to the hospital. The injured included a three-year-old girl and an eight-year-old boy.

According to officials, the bus accident happened due to a mechanical problem in the brake system. Preliminary investigation report said that before the accident a car was coming from in front of the bus at a turn, after which the driver lost control and the bus overturned.

It took rescue workers from the police and fire departments nine hours to set the vehicle upright, evacuate the injured and recover the dead.

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