Bus plunges 260ft off cliff killing 19 people in Peru

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Bus plunges 260ft off cliff killing 19 people in Peru
Bus plunges 260ft off cliff killing 19 people in Peru


At least 19 people, including two children, were killed after a bus fell 260ft into a ravine in southern Peru.

Police said the cause of the accident was being investigated and that 18 other people were injured.

Al Jazeera reports that the bus ran off a remote road in the Andes on Sunday morning in the Huancavelica region, located 246km southeast of Peru's capital Lima.

One of the injured passengers told police that the bus driver was travelling at excessive speed on a narrow and winding road, AFP reports.

Bus accidents are frequent in Peru where there are poor road conditions.

In March, a bus crashed in the southern department of Arequipa, killing at least 24 people and injuring 18 when it plunged 328 feet into a ravine.

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