Road accident kills 10 in Peru

At least 10 people were killed and six injured on Saturday morning after a bus plunged into a 150-meter abyss in Peru’s southwestern department of Huancavelica, local media reported. The accident occurred at about 2:30 a.m. local time (0730 GMT) on the Los Libertadores road when the bus was heading to Lima after leaving Vilcashuaman in the department of Ayacucho, the Superintendence of Land Transportation of People, Cargo and Goods said in a press release. Videos disseminated on social media showed that the vehicle, belonging to the company Expreso Internacional Pampas S.A.C., was almost completely destroyed. The injured people were taken to hospital by rescue forces, reports said.

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