15 dead in northern Peru car accident
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 14, 2015 Leave a comment

15 dead in northern Peru car accident

15 dead in northern Peru car accident Photo credit: RPP

A van fell over 1,600 feet last night in Peru’s northern state of La Libertad, killing at least 15 passengers.

Last night a passenger van fell from a rural highway in the highlands 60 miles east of Trujillo as it traveled from the town of Santiago de Chuco toward Cachicadan in Santiago de Chuco province.

So far only the driver has been rescued as the area is difficult to access. However more are expected to be injured or killed as the passenger van was full.

Sources

La Libertad: minivan cayó a abismo de más de 500 metros (El Comercio)

Miniván cae a abismo en Santiago de Chuco (Correo)

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