50 killed after bus plunges off cliff in Peru
on 12/10/2013 18:36:40
The accident occurred after the bus left the provincial capital of Santa Teresa. It fell about 650 feet (200 metres) into the chasm. Authorities said bodies were found as far as 330 feet (100 metres) away from the impact site.
Firefighter Captain David Taboada said no survivors were found. He also said authorities had not determined the cause of the accident.
The high-altitude roads of the Peruvian Andes are notorious for such bus accidents, with poor farmers comprising many of the victims.