Peru bus plunges off cliff, killing at least 24

Elto, Jan. 29 (BNA): At least 24 people were killed in northern Peru after a bus carrying 60 passengers fell off a cliff early Saturday morning, police told local media.

Peru’s Transportation Supervision Agency (Sotran) confirmed the accident in a statement, without providing a number of dead or injured, Reuters reported.

Sutran said the tragedy involving a bus belonging to Q’Orianka Tours Aguila Dorada took place in the El Alto region in the far north of Peru.

Sutran said initial investigations showed the bus appeared to have a recent safety check and accident insurance.

Road accidents are relatively common in Peru, with many drivers operating vehicles on hazardous roads and without proper training. In 2021, 29 people died when a bus plunged onto a highway in the Andes Mountains.

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