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A tourist bus accident that took place in Central Colombia on Sunday evening killed at least seven. Another 23 were injured, local authorities said.

The accidents took place between the towns of Zipaquira and Ubate in the Cundinamarca province.

Authorities told media that the bus seemed to have lost its brakes after which the driver lost control of his vehicle, which flipped and slid into a ditch.

Six of the 35 passengers were killed instantly, while a seventh died on its way to hospital.

According to RCN Radio, local law enforcement said that 20 of the injured were taken to hospitals in Zipaquira, nine to the town of Nemocon. The three most seriously injured were taken to a hospital in the capital Bogota, some 30 miles south of where the accidents took place.

All victims were Bogota students and professors of a university who had been on a day trip.

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