Eight dead in Colombia road accidentOctober 7th, 2008 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Oct 7 (RIA Novosti) At least eight people were killed and 12 injured in Colombia when a bus carrying 20 passengers skidded off a mountainous road into a ravine, the Caracol TV channel said Tuesday. The accident happened when the bus driver lost control of his vehicle on a slippery road near the town of Guayabetal, some 80 km east of the capital Bogota.
According to official statistics, over 5,000 people die in traffic accidents in the South American country each year.
In late July, at least 11 people died and another nine were injured when an oil truck swerved into wrong side of the carriageway and crashed into a bus.