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Bus Crash in Western Colombia Injures 27

Bus Crash in Western Colombia Injures 27

A bus crashed on a road curve in Risaralda province of western Colombia, on September 28. The accident occurred when the bus was travelling on the highway connecting Santa Rosa de Cabal and Dosquebradas, with 33 people aboard. Cpl. Luis Ramirez, from the Dosquebradas municipal fire department, confirmed that 27 people were injured in the [...]

Deadly Bus Fire in Colombia Kills 33 Children

Deadly Bus Fire in Colombia Kills 33 Children

At least 33 children were burnt to death after the bus they were travelling in caught fire in Fundacion, Colombia on May 18. Officials confirmed that the accident happened when the bus was taking the children back to their homes after they attended an event at a local Church. The unfortunate accident killed 33 children, while around 24 other [...]

Chiva bus crashes near Cali, Colombia

Chiva bus crashes near Cali, Colombia

Twelve died and sixty-six were injured in an accident falling three hundred feet from a mountainous road while en route from Jambalo municipality to Toribio. The bus full of indigenous Colombians had departed a festival in Jambalo. The exact number of wounded and deceased is still up in the air. Most of the injured were treated at Jambaló and [...]

Number of Colombia Bus Fatalities In Danger of Rising

Number of Colombia Bus Fatalities In Danger of Rising

On January 5, 11 passengers were killed and 33 injured early in Central Colombia's Caldas province in a bus from the city of Quibdo. The bus was en route to Bogota when the driver lost control on a dangerous curve. Investigations may indicate whether or not the driver was speeding. The nine who died at the scene were taken to the Fresno [...]

Bogota Bus Crash Kills 11, Injures 31

Bogota Bus Crash Kills 11, Injures 31

An Arauca Transport Company bus en route from Quibdo to Paramo de Letras Bogota crashed in Colombia, killing four children and seven adults and injuring 31. Nine of the victims died at the scene, and two at the hospital. The bus driver may have been sleepy from driving 12 hours when he crashed into a hill known as Alto del Diablo between the [...]

Bus Crashes in Colombia

Bus Crashes in Colombia

26 people on a bus traveling from Bogota to Giradot died on December 17 when the bus's brakes failed at a curve in the road. The bus swerved off road and flipped. The bus had been traveling in a caravan. Others on the caravan had heard the driver complaining about the brakes on that bus during the first part of the journey but the company [...]

Colombia Bus Crash Casualties Mount

Colombia Bus Crash Casualties Mount

The bodies of those who died in Sunday's tourbus accident in Colombia will be taken to the Forensic institute of Forensic medicine. The vehicle presented with brake failure on the first part of the journey, and brake failure is considered to be the cause of the crash. It took hours to cut victims free of the mangled bus. The victims were [...]

Bus Crashes Colombian Ravine, 11 fatalities, 17 injured

Bus Crashes Colombian Ravine, 11 fatalities, 17 injured

What: Colombia Bus en route from Pasto to Puerto Asis, Putumayo. Where: between Pasto and Mocoa, Colombia When: April 30 2012 Who: 11 fatalities, 17 injured, 28 passengers Why: The bus was on a road known as the trampoline of death near its destination when it went off the cliff into an ravine a hundred meters deep. Seventeen injured [...]

Dosquebradas Colombia Pipeline Blasts 13, Injures 100, 40 homes

Dosquebradas Colombia Pipeline Blasts 13, Injures 100, 40 homes

What: National oil company Ecopetrol Pipeline Explosion Where: Dosquebradas, Western Colombia When: Dec 23, 2011 Who: 13 fatalities, 100 injuries Why: Thirty-five shanties were destroyed in the pre-dawn hours when the pipeline near Dosquebradas Colombia exploded. The cause is speculated to be due to ground tremors and rain stressing [...]

Bus Crash in Tolima, 1 missing, 10 survivors

Bus Crash in Tolima, 1 missing, 10 survivors

What: Bus Where: Tolima, Colombia When: Nov 19 2011 Who: 10 survivors, 9 fatalities Why: While driving in heavy fog in Tolima Colombia, the bus driver attempted to avoid a rock in the road and ended up driving into a 984 foot deep ravine. The bus was carrying employees of Universidad Surcolombiana. Red Cross workers, National [...]

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