11 dead and 34 injured in Peru as a bus crashes into a ravine

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Peru: The bus was heading to Lima from the northern region of La Libertad. (Representative)

Lima:

At least 11 people, including two children, have been killed and 34 others injured after a bus crashed into a ravine in Peru, authorities said on Sunday.

The accident happened on Saturday afternoon when a bus overturned and rolled 100 meters (330 feet) into a ravine in the Ancash area north of Lima, Civil Defense said.

The bus was heading to Lima from the northern region of La Libertad along the main Tayabamba highway.

“We have recorded 34 injuries and 11 deaths after an accident in the Ancash area,” said a Civil Defense statement.

Police and local residents worked until Sunday morning to try to free the bodies from the wreckage.

The injured were taken to the regional hospital of Sihuas province.

Authorities said they were investigating the causes of the crash.

Road accidents are common in Peru due to speeding, poor road surfaces, lack of signage, and minimal enforcement by authorities.

In February, 20 people died when a bus crashed into a ravine in the northern town of Tayabamba.

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