At least 33 dead in bus crash in Peru
At least 33 people died and 10 others were injured after a bus plunged 200 meters (650 feet) into a ravine in northern Peru, police said.
The bus company Horna deflected a mountain road
near the town of Otuzco some 570 kilometers (350 miles) north of Lima, yesterday morning.
The authorities have blamed treacherous, winding roads of the region, the poor state of the vehicle and driver error for the accident.
Road accidents are common in the Peruvian Andes due to
poor roads, maintenance of incompatible vehicles, and the propensity of drivers overloaded bus speed.
In 2011, 1,124 people were killed and 2,583 injured in 1,108 road accidents, according to the latest official figures.