24 Killed in Tragic Bus Accident in Peru

At least 24 people were killed in a tragic accident in Peru on Saturday, when a bus belonging to the company Q'orianka Tours Aguila Dorada, carrying about 60 passengers, plunged off a cliff at a steep section of the road, known as “the devil's curve”.[0]

The bus had left the capital of Lima for the Tumbes region near the Ecuador border on Peru's coastal desert.[1] According to Peru's transport supervisory agency (SUTRAN), the accident happened in El Alto, the northern district of Peru.[2]

Gruesome images of the accident depict the bus overturned with its passengers sprawled on the ground.[3] Emergency crews rushed to the horror scene in Piura, northwest Peru, to assist the victims.[3] The El Alto and Mancora hospitals received the injured.[4]

In Peru, road accidents are quite frequent due to many drivers driving on unsafe roads without adequate instruction.[5] In 2021, a bus crashed off a highway in the Andes mountains, resulting in the death of 29 people.[6] In 2016, CBS News reported that over 2,600 fatalities had occurred due to incidents.[5]

An investigation is being conducted to determine the precise cause of the tragedy.[1] Police said that most of the passengers on the bus were from Haiti.[7] Peru is taking steps to increase safety on the roads, with the government having closed the highway to bus traffic after the 2018 crash.

0. “24 killed in road accident in Peru” msnNOW, 29 Jan. 2023, https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/world/24-killed-in-road-accident-in-peru/ar-AA16RvCa

1. “Bus accident in Peru leaves 25 dead” Mehr News Agency – English Version, 29 Jan. 2023, https://en.mehrnews.com/news/196740/Bus-accident-in-Peru-leaves-25-dead

2. “Bus Plunges Off Cliff in Peru, Killing at Least 25” The Daily Beast, 29 Jan. 2023, https://www.thedailybeast.com/peru-bus-plunge-off-cliff-kills-at-least-25

3. “At least 25 dead as coach carrying more than 60 passengers plunges off cliff in Peru with bodies seen…” The US Sun, 28 Jan. 2023, https://www.the-sun.com/news/7248772/bus-crash-horror-60-passengers-plunges-off-cliff-peru

4. “24 Die In Traffic Accident In Peru | MENAFN.COM” MENAFN.COM, 29 Jan. 2023, https://menafn.com/1105491324/24-Die-In-Traffic-Accident-In-Peru

5. “At least 25 die in Peru when bus plunges off cliff” Sand Hills Express, 29 Jan. 2023, https://sandhillsexpress.com/cbs_world/at-least-25-die-in-peru-when-bus-plunges-off-cliff-cbsid0f7b06c8/

6. “BREAKING: Bus plunges into a ravine leaving 24 dead and many injured” Euro Weekly News, 28 Jan. 2023, https://euroweeklynews.com/2023/01/28/breaking-bus-plunges-into-a-ravine-leaving-24-dead-and-many-injured

7. “Peru Bus Crash: This bus could not cross the ‘devil turn' in Peru, a big accident happened, 24 passengers died” Zoom News, 29 Jan. 2023, https://www.zoomnews.in/en/news-detail/this-bus-could-not-cross-the-devil-turn-in-peru-a-big-accident-happened-24-passengers-died-1.html