December 9, 1987 |
A landslide buried a bus full of high school students in central Colombia on Tuesday, and more than 30 people were feared dead, reports reaching the capital said.
January 1, 1989 |
A bus careened off a highway in Boyaco province north of Bogota and plunged into a chasm, killing 21 people and injuring another 30, police said Saturday.
May 18, 1988 |
Fourteen passengers were burned to death in a fire on a bus between Bogota and Manizales, police said Tuesday.
March 15, 1992 |
Twenty-five people were feared killed when a Colombian bus carrying 41 travelers slid off a winding road and plummeted 180 feet down a ravine and into the Cauca River on Saturday, authorities said. Civil Defense workers said their rescue efforts were hampered by turbulent waters. They had recovered 10 bodies and were searching for another 15 missing passengers. Authorities said 16 people survived the early morning crash. Eleven were being treated for injuries in nearby hospitals.
January 16, 1996 |
Twelve people, including two children, were killed when a truck plowed into a small bus south of the Colombian capital, police said Monday. Caracol radio initially reported that the accident occurred early Monday morning. But police said the crash, the worst in Colombia this year, happened Sunday evening on a highway 22 miles south of Bogota. Six people were injured in the crash, the cause of which was still under investigation, police said.
January 4, 1997 |
A bus careened off a cliff on an isolated mountain road in southern Colombia on Friday, killing 37 people and injuring three, police said. The bus tumbled 2,500 feet down a mountainside near the town of Carrisal, 430 miles southwest of Bogota.