Authorities comb through debris, Tuesday, February 18, after an explosion of a public transport vehicle on a major highway in southwestern Colombia left at least seven people dead and 11 injured, officials said.

READ MORE: The vehicle was traveling from Pasto en route to Cali in southwestern Colombia Monday evening.

Gen. Jorge Isaacs Hoyos said investigators have discarded the possibility of a terror attack, but did not provide a cause of the explosion or give an exact description of the vehicle.

The explosion also set two other vehicles on fire, one traveling in front and the other behind, resulting in several injuries.

Colombia’s "El Tiempo" newspaper reported investigators are examining whether the vehicle may have been carrying explosives, potentially for illegal mining or other criminal purposes. (AFP/AP)

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