A 5-day-old baby is among three dead after an ambulance lost control on a northern Colombia road.
The ambulance was transporting the baby, who was suffering heart failure, to the Northern General Hospital of Barranquilla when it swerved off the road, flipping three times and landing in a lagoon.
The baby died immediately, alongside doctor Enrique Castro Javier Suarez and Jorge Isaac Villanueva Cueto, the ambulance driver.
The baby was the first child of 23-year-old Lunet Alvarez Contreras, from the village of La Castaneda, in the north-western department of Sucre.
The child’s grandmother, Isabel Maria Menez Esque, and paramedic Rosales Liseth Meijia, were injured in the crash and are recovering at Altos de San Vicente Hospital.
It’s thought that the ambulance either had a mechanical failure or the driver fell asleep at the wheel, as no other vehicles were involved in the incident.