The crash happened early yesterday morning (Picture: AFP)
At least seven people have died with another 28 injured after a bus came off the road and plunged into a gully in Colombia.
Among those killed was a woman who was around five months pregnant, local media reported.
The bus was travelling on the Medellin to Bogota highway when the crash happened early yesterday morning in eastern Antioquia.
Among those killed was the driver, El Colombiano said, while nine others were seriously hurt with multiple trauma to the chest and skull.
The injured passengers were taken to hospital in San Luis and in Puerto Triunfo.
Henry Suárez, mayor of San Luis, told the paper that the cause of crash was not yet known.
‘The information is not clear,’ he said.
People and police officers look at the wreckage of a bus that plunged down the road connecting Medellin and Bogota (Picture: AFP)
Rescue workers recover belonging of passengers from the wreckage of the bus (Picture: AFP)
Seven people, including a pregnant woman, died and dozens more were injured (Picture: AFP)
People try to recover their belongings next to the wreckage (Picture: AFP)
Possible considerations include mechanical failures or a ‘microsleep’, he said, adding it will be investigated.
A survivor of the crash told El Pais that ‘something woke me up, a lady screamed we are falling and I looked at the window and the glass was broken, so what I did was take care of my face’.
Another said that ‘the driver was left without brakes and took the corner very fast’.
The commander of the Antioquia Traffic Police, Major Jaime Ramírez, said that the bus would be removed from the abyss at a later point.
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