BOGOTA May 18 As many as 26 people, most
believed to be children, were killed and others injured in
northern Colombia when fire broke out on a bus taking them to a
church event, local media reported.
The mayor of the town of Fundacion near the Caribbean coast
told Caracol Radio the burned bodies of 26 children had been
found and President Juan Manuel Santos lamented on Twitter an
accident causing at least 15 deaths.
The mayor, Luz Stella Duran, said 40 to 50 children had been
traveling on the bus accompanied only by the driver. Around 10
children were receiving medical attention, she said.
Pictures on local media web sites showed the charred,
smoking frame of the burned bus. It was not clear how the fire
(Reporting by Peter Murphy; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)