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24 killed as bus plunges off cliff in Peru

International Desk  |
Update: 2023-01-29 12:45:58
24 killed as bus plunges off cliff in Peru [Photo Collected]

A bus carrying 60 passengers plunged off a cliff in northwestern Peru, killing at least 24 people on the spot, local media reported. 

The incident took place on Saturday after it departed from Lima and was en route to Tumbes, on the border with Ecuador.

The accident occured at a difficult spot known as ‘Devil’s Curve’ near the town of Organos, police said, reports AFP news agency.

Among the passengers were an unknown number of Haitians, all of whom were admitted to various hospitals in popular resorts El Alto and Mancora, around 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) north of Lima.

Police are investigating what caused the bus to crash even as Peru's transportation supervisory agency (SUTRAN) in a statement said that early investigations showed the bus appeared to have an up-to-date safety inspection and accident insurance.

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.


BDST: 1245 HRS, JAN 29, 2023

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