A Colombian bus crashed with a truck in Ecuador on the road that connects the capital Quito with the hot springs town of Papallacta. Local media have reported that 24 people have died, three of them are children, and 19 were injured.
Roberto Padilla, from the Ecuadorean National Police, informed that the victims were Colombians, Ecuadoreans and Peruvians, who traveled in the Colombian bus that crashed against an Ecuadorean vehicle. In the accident three houses were hit, causing material damages.
Local emergencies teams led by Firefighters arrived at the accident location around 3:00 a.m. local time Tuesday. Out of the 43 victims, 39 were on the bus and four in the family car, three of them including two children died.
The emergency authorities took the victims to several different hospitals in the Ecuadorean capital. Meanwhile, the country's Traffic Accident Service is inspecting the zone in order to establish the cause of the collision. According to Firefighter lieutenant Veronica Toapanta, the bus would have overturned and collided with the vehicle, reported El Comercio.
Update: There are 24 dead persons and 19 injured in a traffic accident occurred on the road Pifo-Papallacta, Km 8.