Bus crashes down cliff in Peru killing 22 people

Bus crashes down cliff in Peru killing 22 peopleStock photo. A double-decker bus in Peru has crashed into a ravine killing 22 people. Getty


At least 22 people have been killed and another 19 injured after a bus crashed down an 250m cliff in the Andes.

The double-decker bus from the Civa transport company was travelling in the Huarmaca district of Peru, 500 miles north of the capital, Lima, when the driver - who died in the accident - lost control on a narrow and unsurfaced patch of road, according to the BBC.

Emergency services reportedly worked for hours in a bid to rescue the survivors and recover bodies from the 800ft-deep ravine.

A Spanish citizen is among the dead, while many of the survivors have been described as in a serious condition

The accident happened on the same day that six people were killed when a tourist bus crashed into a lorry on a highway near China's capital Beijing.

Five German nationals as well as a Chinese holidaymaker were killed, while 14 others were injured after the tourist bus rear-ended a container truck and caught fire on Monday morning on the expressway linking Beijing with Shanghai.

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