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16 killed after bus carrying children catches fire in Colombia

(CNN) -- At least 16 people were killed when a bus carrying dozens of children caught fire in Colombia on Sunday, police said.

The bus was picking up children from a church in Fundacion, Colombia, when the blaze began, Col. Adan Leon told CNN affiliate Caracol TV.

Authorities are investigating what caused the fire, which injured around 14 people, he said.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos expressed condolences on Twitter Sunday and said he was traveling to the northern Colombian municipality to be with victims.

"The country is in mourning," he said.