Bus Plummets Off Road Killing 10 People

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An accident in Peru has left people dead when a bus veered off the road falling into a gorge, killing 10 in the process, officials have reported

The incident happened on Wednesday when a bus veered off course in Peru’s southeastern Andean region of Ayacucho, and plummeted 100 meters down a gorge killing at least 10 passengers and injuring more than 20, police said.

The bus, had more than 50 people on board and tumbled off the road in the early hours of the morning on the Interoceanic Highway, which connects Peru with Brazil.

In Puquio the closest town to where the incident took place a police official Jose Ramirez stated
“We have so far recorded 10 deaths after a bus fell into a 100 meter (325 feet) gorge.”

The bus was travelling from the capital Lima to Querobamba, Sucre province, which is located over 3,500 meters (11,500 feet) above sea level.

Over 20 injured passengers were taken to hospital in Puquio and Huanta, another nearby town.

There were two other deadly bus crashes in Peru in January and February, which killed 97 people in total.

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