Bus plunges into ravine, killing 24 people in Peru
The accident occurred Sunday in the rural area of Angash in Peru's central
about 110 miles (180 kilometers) northeast of the capital, Lima. Initial radio reports
said 25 died and 20 were injured.
A mechanical failure apparently caused the driver to lose control of the
The bus was heading from the provincial capital of Cerro de Pasco and was
four miles (six kilometers) from reaching its destination when it crashed, Peru's
leading radio station Radio programas reported.
Scores of people are killed in bus accidents each year in Peru due to inadequate
maintenance of older vehicles, winding mountain roads and a tendency among
drivers to use excessive speed.
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