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Bus tips over, killing 7, injuring 25 in Colombia

English.news.cn   2014-02-10 07:33:10

BOGOTA, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- A speeding passenger bus turned over Sunday along a highway in Colombia, killing seven people and injuring another 25, the country's Caracol Radio said.

Caracol Radio news network reported on its website the accident occurred at 74.5 km of the Fusagasuga-Bogota Highway after the driver lost control of the vehicle, reportedly due to excessive speed. The bus then veered out of its lane and turned over.

Among the fatal victims were three minors, and the injured were taken to local hospitals.

Rescue workers from the fire department who were at the scene said the number of victims could rise in the coming hours due to the seriousness of some of the injuries.

Editor: Yamei Wang
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