A passenger bus plunged from a cliff into the Peruvian Andes, killing at least 29 people on board. The crash came just days after another bus carrying mine workers fell off a cliff in another part of the mountainous region.
The incident occurred Tuesday morning outside the city of Matucana, in central Peru. The bus swerved from Peru’s central highway, plunging into an abyss. The vehicle was carrying some 63 passengers at the time of the crash, a police officer told local television station Canal N.
Images circulating online show rescuers working at the crash site. The bus apparently overturned several times, reducing itself to an almost unrecognizable heap of mutilated metal.
Tuesday’s crash came just days after a similar crash occurred in another part of the Andes, in the Peruvian province of Cotabambas. In this incident, a bus carrying minors crossed the edge of the cliff as it crossed a winding road on August 27.
The vehicle overturned and landed upside down after falling on a lower section of the road, footage of the scene showed. The accident killed 16 people on board, injuring two others.
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