Peru Bus Plunges Off Cliff, Killing at Least 24

Reuters
By Reuters
January 30, 2023Americasshare
Peru Bus Plunges Off Cliff, Killing at Least 24
Bodies of victims are transported on the back of a pick-up truck after a bus carrying 60 passengers plunged off a cliff in the district of El Alto, Peru, on Jan. 28, 2023. (Piura Government/Handout via Reuters)

At least 24 people died in northern Peru after a bus carrying 60 passengers plunged off a cliff in early on Saturday, police told local media.

Peru’s transportation supervisory agency (SUTRAN) confirmed the crash in a statement, without providing a number of fatalities or injuries.

The tragedy, involving a bus for the company Q’Orianka Tours Aguila Dorada, occurred in the district of El Alto in the far north of Peru, SUTRAN said.

SUTRAN said early investigations showed the bus appeared to have an up-to-date safety inspection and accident insurance.

Road accidents are relatively common in Peru, with many drivers operating vehicles on precarious roads and without proper training. In 2021, 29 people died when a bus plunged off a highway in the Andes mountains.

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