“It’s with unhappiness that I need to announce that, up to now, 27 folks, together with three minors, have misplaced their lives within the tragedy” that struck on Sunday in a distant space of the Pueblo Rico municipality, Petro wrote on Twitter.
On Sunday night, the president reported three lifeless, as dozens of rescue staff looked for survivors.
One survivor mentioned the motive force of the bus managed to dodge the worst of the landslide.
“A part of it was coming down and the bus was a bit of bit again from that. The bus driver was backing up when all of it got here crashing down,” Andres Ibarguen advised radio station Lloro Stereo.
The bus had set out from town of Cali with 25 passengers, civil protection officers mentioned.
The wet season that started in August is Colombia’s worst in 40 years, in response to the federal government, inflicting accidents which have left greater than 270 folks lifeless.