10 members of Colombian soccer team injured in accidentJanuary 31st, 2011 - 8:31 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Jan 31 (IANS/EFE) Eight players, the coach and assistant coach of a second-division soccer club in Colombia were injured when their bus overturned in a rural area in the northeastern part of the country.The vehicle - carrying the members of the Alianza Petrolera club - flipped over near San Alberto town on way to Barrancabermeja in Santander province.
Sunday’s accident was apparently caused due to excessive speeding, Santander highway patrol chief Col. John Fredy Suarez said.
The men were returning from Tunja, where they had played a match Saturday afternoon.
After the match, which ended in a scoreless tie, the Alianza Petrolera members boarded the bus to return to their home city, Barrancabermeja.
Four of the injured suffered broken bones and the others had smaller injuries, a spokesmen said.
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