At least 10 people were killed and some 25 injured this Saturday in Colombia the accident of a passenger bus that plunged into an abyss in the department of Santander.
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The vehicle, from the company Expreso Brasiliawas traveling with 41 passengers from Cúcuta, capital of Norte de Santander, to Valleduparon the Atlantic coast, when it left the road and rolled several meters off a cliff at kilometer 58, in the section between Bucaramanga and the town of San Alberto.
It is not known if the driver lost control or it was a technical failure of the vehicle’s tire.explained the police sources.
Several ambulances arrived at the scene to help the passengers and, according to the lifeguards, some of them are in serious condition, so it is feared that the number of deaths will increase.
(They launch a campaign to reduce road accidents due to tire failures).
This is the second serious accident that has occurred this week on Colombian highways, since last Tuesday eight people died when a bus collided with a truck on a highway in the department of La Guajira, in the north of the country.
The victims of this other accident were all occupants of a minibus that traveled from Riohacha, the capital of La Guajira, to Santa Marta, capital of the department of Magdalena, and which was completely destroyed.