Bus falls from cliff in Peru killing at least 22 people
- 2 October 2012
- From the section Latin America & Caribbean
At least 22 people were killed and another 19 injured when a bus crashed down a hillside in the Andes.
The double-decker bus was travelling in Huarmaca district, in northern Peru.
Initial reports say the driver, who died in the accident, seemed to have lost control of the vehicle in a narrow and unsurfaced patch of road.
The emergency services worked for hours to rescue the survivors and recover bodies from the 250m (800ft) deep ravine.
Many of the survivors are in a serious condition.
A Spanish citizen is among the dead.
The bus from the Civa transport company crashed on Monday some 800km (500 miles) north of the capital, Lima.