December 5, 2022

At least 20 dead and 14 injured after a bus overturned on a Colombian highway

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(CNN Spanish) — At least 20 people died and 14 more were injured this Saturday after a bus overturned on a road near Chachagüí, in the department of Nariño, in southern Colombia, the National Fire Department reported on Twitter.

The entity said that the mishap occurred in the La Ensillada sector, on the Chachagüí – Popayán road, but no further details were given about the incident.

The head of the Traffic and Transportation Section of Nariño, Captain Albertlan Agudelo, told Noticias Caracol that the incident occurred around 3:40 in the morning, and that a “mechanical failure” is being investigated as a possible cause of the overturn. The injured were sent to hospitals.

Credit: Meritorious Volunteer Fire Department of Pasto

The Secretary of Government of Nariño, Amílcar Pantoja, reported in an interview with the station that most of the passengers came from the municipality of Tumaco and were traveling to Cali when the incident occurred.

CNN is trying to get more details from local and national authorities about the crash.

Fernando Ramos and Wilson Barco collaborated on this report.



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