A bus accident on Sunday has left at least eight dead and more than 20 injured, after the vehicle overturned in a highway leading to Bogota.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, a Cootranshuila fleet bus with 31 passengers on board reportedly lost control and overturned along the Fusagasuga – Bogota highway, leaving 5 dead on the scene while three more died in the following hours.
The 25 to 30 wounded, of which at least six are in a critical state, were taken to the nearby Hospital San Rafael in Fusagasuga.
Among the dead, which include a 17-year-old and a 19-year-old of German nationality, appear the names of Rodrigo Ruiz, Carmen Martinez, Adriana Chavez, Cristian Hernan Santamaria, Paola Chavez y Hernando Perez.
Some officials state that the accident occurred due to a speed excess, while others reject the possibility as GPS intelligence shows that the bus, which belonged to the travel company’s latest VIP fleet, was travelling at 76 km per hour.