At least 17 dead in Huanuco dump truck accident

Photo credit: Andina / Percy Hurtado

At least 17 people including ten schoolchildren were killed when a dump truck fell into a ravine in Huanuco state this morning.

A dump truck transferring students, parents and teachers fell 1,000 feet into a ravine in the Cahuac district this morning. At least 17 were killed and 54 injured.

“The students were travelling in a Cahuac municipal dump truck,” a police official told RPP. The group was returning from a field trip to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Yarowilca province.

Sources

Al menos 16 muertos deja caída de volquete a un abismo en Huánuco (Andina)

Huánuco: 16 personas fallecidas de un colegio en accidente de carretera (RPP)

Caída de volquete a abismo deja 17 muertos en Huánuco [FOTOS] (El Comercio)

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