Bus falls 2,300 feet into Ancash ravine, killing 15

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A passenger bus fell into a ravine from a rural highway in Ancash, killing 15 passengers and injuring at least 20.

In the early hours of yesterday morning, a passenger bus which left Lima for Huanuco was traveling through the Bolognesi province of Ancash state. Peru’s transit authority says the driver was speeding around a bend and lost control of the vehicle before it ran off the road and fell 2,300 feet into a ravine.

“A bad maneuver caused this accident. We have learned that police officer Jose Luis Sanchez was killed and four other officers injured. They were evacuated to the Victor Ramos Guardia hospital in Huaraz,” said Chimbote police chief Juan Meyer.

At least 20 seriously injured passengers were transported to hospitals in Huaraz and Bolognesi.

Sources

Áncash: chofer de bus accidentado excedió límite de tiempo de manejo (Andina)

Al menos 12 muertos deja caída de bus a un abismo en sierra de Áncash (Andina)

Bus cae a un abismo de 700 metros y mueren 15 pasajeros en la sierra de Áncash (La Republica)

Tragedia en Huaraz: quince pasajeros de un bus mueren en el fondo de un abismo (La Republica)

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  • I hope the victims will be compensated by the bus company. This driver, if he survived is unclear – but should never be allowed to drive a bus again.

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