At least 5 dead and 11 wounded in bus crash in western Colombia

Posted on Mar 3 2014 - 9:23am by Rico
(Photo: Colprensa -Vanguardia)

At least five people were killed and 11 wounded after a bus carrying mostly farmers rolled off of the highway Sunday in western Colombia, according to local media.

The reason of the crash which took place in the western-central state of Antioquia is currently being investigated.

Among those killed were two girls who were younger than 18 years.

The bus, or ‘chiva,’ which is a traditional type of Colombian bus that often transports large amounts of farmers in less-than-safe conditions, was allegedly transporting citizens back and forth to church when it crashed.

Bus accidents like this are common in many rural parts of Colombia.

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