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Colombia: 32 Children Die in Fire

Written by Gabriela Garcia Calderon Orbe · Translated by Gabriela García Calderón On 18 May 2014 @ 21:12 pm | No Comments

In Citizen Media, Colombia, Disaster, Latin America, Quick Reads, Spanish

Colombian outlets are reporting [1] [es] the death of 32 children caused by fire in a bus, in the township of Fundación, in Magdalena [2], North of Colombia. The tragic event occured by noon on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Even though the facts are under investigation, there are speculations that the vehicle was smuggling gasoline.

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos expressed his grief on Twitter:

Hugh sorrow as a father and as a Colombian for the tragedy of our children in Fundación. Solidarty, prayers and support for their families.

We deeply mourn the accident in Fundación, Magdalena, where according to latest reports, at leat 15 people died, among them children.


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[1] are reporting: http://www.eltiempo.com/colombia/otras-ciudades/ninos-muertos-por-bus-quemado-en-magdalena/14004315

[2] Magdalena: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magdalena_Department

[3] Mayo 18, 2014: https://twitter.com/JuanManSantos/statuses/468107624870068225

[4] Mayo 18, 2014: https://twitter.com/JuanManSantos/statuses/468101697332838400

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