Colombia Bus Accident: At least 20 people were killed and 15 others injured when a bus overturned on the Pan American Highway in Colombia on Saturday. According to the traffic police, preliminary investigation has revealed that the bus accident occurred due to brake failure.
According to media reports, there has been a bus accident between the southwestern city of Pasto and Popayan in Colombia. The bus was on its way from Tumaco to Cali. The distance between these two cities is about 320 km.
Preliminary reports said that the driver of the bus lost his control due to brake failure at a turn which caused the bus to overturn. After the accident, many people were trapped in the bus, which took about 9 hours to get out.
The traffic police said that the accident was very serious. It took nearly nine hours for the police and fire brigade to reach the spot after getting information, to straighten the vehicle, rescue the injured and the dead.