Authorities raised the death toll of a traffic accident in the south western department of Cauca to 17, local media reported on Sunday.
A local fire department spokesman told Caracol Radio that the accident happened on Saturday evening when a traditional “chiva” bus fell 50 meters down a ravine.
Most media say 17 people were killed and 35 were injured.
The bus transported a group of evangelicals on their way to a religious event in the town of Caldono.
Recue efforts are made difficult because of heavy rains and reported “public order problems.”
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