At least 25 people have died and dozens more have been injured this Saturday when a bus fell off a cliff at kilometer 121 of the North Pan-American highway between Los Órganos-Negritos, in the Piura region, in northern Peru.
The Police have informed that a vehicle from the company Q’Orianka Tours Águila Dorada left the road when it was carrying 60 passengers, according to the Peruvian newspaper ‘Correo’.
Passengers were thrown out of the vehicle windows as a result of the accident. The accident would have occurred at approximately 6:00 in the morning, approximately.
For now, the bodies remain scattered at the scene of the accident, while the injured have been evacuated to the hospitals in El Alto and Máncora.
The interprovincial bus covered the route to the city of Pucallpa, but due to the blockades in the south they have now chosen to cover the northern route. The passengers were destined for the Tumbes region.
The PNP investigates the causes of the accident and presumes that the driver lost control of the vehicle in a section with a very steep slope due to the darkness of the night.