Colombian accident kills many children

At least 23 children have been killed and about 30 injured in a horrific road accident in the Colombian capital of Bogota.

    A bulldozer crashed on to a school bus, killing many

    The police said the accident occurred when a bulldozer on Wednesday slid off a mountain road and crashed on to a school bus on a highway below.

    The children, some as young as five, were going home when the 40-ton bulldozer fell at least 13 feet and crushed their bus.

    Authorities said 36 people were injured, including the drivers of the two vehicles and a teacher on the bus.

    Bogota Mayor Luis Eduardo Garzon ordered an investigation to determine why the bulldozer, which had been digging up asphalt, slid off the mountain road.

    "There aren't words. What's happened here is profoundly painful," Garzon said.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.