Bus crash in Peru kills 16, including 2 Germans
At least 16 people, including two Germans, died in a bus crash in southern Peru after a bus collided with other vehicles and rolled over.
The bus crash in Peru also left 42 people injured, including two Brazilians and two Americans.
The bus was heading from Lima toward the city of Arequipa.
According to officials, intercity Cruz del Sur line bus plowed into minibuses serving local routes that parked alongside the highway.
The bus’ GPS showed it was moving at 106 kph on a downhill road with a 90 kph speed limit, officials said.
The injured immediately transferred to the nearby hospital for medical assistance.
Peru’s transportation supervisory agency said that the bus was traveling 106 kph in an area where the maximum speed permitted should have been 90 kph.
A spokesman for Cruz del Sur acknowledged the bus was traveling at that speed.
The company would investigate the causes of the accident, he said.
Moreover, road accidents are relatively frequent in Peru.
Where many vehicles travel in poor condition through precarious roads.
Whereas, the vehicles operated by drivers without proper training.
Earlier, a mini-bus carrying a family to a holiday beach getaway in Mexico crashed into a lumber truck.
It caught fire, killing 14 people including five children, authorities said.
On the other hand, twelve more people injured in the pre-dawn crash in the western state of Jalisco.
Two in serious condition and airlifted to a hospital in the state capital, Guadalajara, said state emergency authorities.