- horrific bus accident in colombia
- 20 killed, 15 injured in accident
- accident due to mechanical failure
Colombia Bus Accident: A massive bus accident has happened on the Pan-American Highway in western Colombia. In this accident on Saturday, 20 people have died and 15 people have been injured. This accident happened in the southwestern cities of Pasto and Popayan in Colombia. The bus was traveling between the port city of Tumaco in the southwest corner of Colombia and Cali, 320 kilometers (200 mi) to the northeast, reports Daily Sabah. “Unfortunately, 20 people have died,” said Captain Albertland Agudello of the Nario Department of Traffic Police.
accident due to mechanical failure
Agudello said, ‘The matter is being investigated and it appears that the accident may have been caused by a mechanical failure. At the same time, Colonal Oscar Lamprea, director of traffic and transportation in this area, said that the accident happened due to mechanical failure in the brake system of the vehicle.
Earlier in the initial reports, it was revealed that the driver lost his control due to mist while exiting a turn. According to Al Jazeera, it took police and firefighters nine hours to get the vehicle upright. During this the injured were taken to the hospital and the dead were pulled out.
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