At least 24 people were killed and 35 injured Monday after a bus left a mountain road in a rural area of southeastern Peru, police and health officials said.
The accident occurred before dawn when a bus traveling between two Andean towns overturned and plunged into a 200-meter-deep ravine in the Huancavelica region, a police official said.
“The death toll stands at 24, including two children,” the Ministry of Health announced on social networks. Earlier, police reported 20 deaths.
Last month, 13 people were killed and five were seriously injured in an accident in the same area.
Accidents on Peru’s roads are common due to speed, poor road conditions, lack of signage and non-compliance with traffic rules.
According to the World Health Organization, in 2019 In Peru, 4,414 people died, which means that per 100,000 there are 13.6 deaths per population.
Source: The Delfi