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In Colombia, a bus fell into the abyss

June 16 2008

Eight people were killed and 30 injured after falling into the abyss of a bus in northeastern Colombia, the site of the transport police of Colombia.

The accident occurred on Sunday near the city of Bucaramanga Santander province, 350 kilometers from the capital, Bogota. According to provincial police chief Omar Gonzalez, the bus left the road and fell into the abyss of a depth of 300 meters. Killing both the driver and six passengers, among them a girl of 12 years. Among the 30 injured, four were hospitalized in serious condition.

The preliminary cause of the tragedy - speeding driver and the emergency state of the vehicle (for a moment before falling into the abyss stalled motor bus). According to official statistics, every year in Colombia in car accidents killed more than 5,000 people, according to RIA News .

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