Tragic bus accident on the Pasto-Cali route leaves at least 20 dead in Colombia (+ Video)

Tragic bus accident on the Pasto-Cali route
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In the early hours of this Saturday, October 15, a tragic bus accident while completing the Pasto-Calí route. It was an intermunicipal bus from the Transipiales company that ended up having an accident in the Pan-American road, Colombia. According to the initial versions, the bus overturned into an abyss, causing serious injuries to its more than 31 passengers. According to the first police report, 20 people died in the incident.

Tragic bus accident on the Pasto-Cali route

The fateful event occurred around 3:40 in the morning, in a sector known as La Ensillada belonging to the municipality of Chachagüí (Nariño). Among the 15 injured people, the Police confirmed that they were two minors.

Meanwhile, regarding the causes of the accident, Colonel Óscar Lamprea explained that the vehicle would have suffered mechanical breakdowns in the braking system. It is worth mentioning that officials from the CTI and the Prosecutor’s Office arrived at the scene to provide assistance.


On the other hand, Amilcar Pantoja, Secretary of Government of Nariño, lamented the events and made a call “for all transporters, for all citizens, so that we have caution on the roads.” According to statements by the official to Noticias Caracol, at noon this Saturday, there were still four people trapped in the bus that had crashed. Reason why he asked for patience from those who circulated in the sector. “Right now, the issue is one of solidarity and a humanistic sense to be able to get all the injured people out,” he added.

Tragic bus accident on the Pasto-Cali route
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The Pan-American highway is closed, while the authorities finish the judicial work that has suffered delays due to bad weather and the severity of the incident, Secretary Pantoja assured that it is expected to reopen in about three hours.

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