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Bus Accident Kills 18 in Colombia

A bus accident in central Colombia has killed at least 18 people.

A government official in Caldas State said the bus plunged off a cliff Wednesday, falling 300 meters into a ravine.

The Associated Press quotes another local official, Caldas Civil Defense chief Carlos Montoya, as saying the driver had apparently fallen asleep.

The accident left at least seven people injured.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.