Peru bus crash kills at least 35

Peru bus crash kills at least 35

AT LEAST 44 people are dead after a double-decker bus veered off a highway and over a cliff in Southern Peru and plunged 200 metres into a rocky ravine.

The bus was reportedly carrying 45 passengers.

At least 36 people were killed in a bus accident in Peru. At least 20 other passengers were injured when the bus left the Pan-American highway and tumbled 80 meters (260 feet) down a jagged slope in the southern region of Arequipa.

The incident took place at 1.30 am local time (12 noon Indian time) near the Ocaño bridge in Arequipa province.

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The bus was travelling from Chala to Arequipa city, and was running on an expired operating permit, the transportation ministry said.

"Rescue teams have been working since dawn, coordinating the transfer and care of the injured", Arequipa Gov. Yamila Osorio said on Twitter.

Last month, 52 people died when another coach fell down a cliff in Peru.

The cause of the accident remains unknown, however Jacqueline Choque, head of the Office of National Defence and Civil Defence of the Regional Government of Arequipa shared her views with RPP News.

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