The charred remains of the bus after the fire.
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
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