Tour bus plunges off cliff in Peru with 60 passengers on board in horrific crash that kills at least 23 people
- Photos of crash show coach flipped with passengers strewn on the ground
- Emergency services rushed to the horror scene in Piura, northwestern Peru
A tour bus carrying 60 passengers crashed into a cliff in Peru, killing at least 23 people.
Emergency services rushed to the horror scene in Piura, northwestern Peru.
Horrifying photos of the crash show the bus flipping over with passengers on the ground.
The bus drove on Panamericana Norte, an important highway that runs along the west coast of the South American country.
A tour bus plunged off a cliff in Peru, killing at least 23 people. There were 60 passengers on board
Travel company Aguila Dorada was heading north from Lima to Tumbes with 60 passengers on board, according to The Sun.
The accident was reported at 5 a.m. local time this morning.
It is believed that the bus lost control of the road and plunged more than 50 meters into a canyon.
Police have confirmed that 23 people were killed while the injured were taken to a local hospital in Talara, 1,083 kilometers northwest of the capital Lima.
Peru has a high number of road deaths, with the World Health Organization recording 4,414 deaths on the country’s roads in 2020.