33 die in Peru bus accident

2013-04-14 08:10
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Lima - At least 33 people died and 10 others were injured early on Saturday after a bus plunged 200m down a ravine in northern Peru, police said.

The bus with the Horna company veered off a mountain road near the town of Otuzco about 570km north of Lima.

Authorities blamed the region's treacherous, winding roads, the poor condition of the vehicle and driver error for the accident.

Road accidents are common in the Peruvian Andes due to poorly maintained roads, inconsistent vehicle maintenance, and the propensity of overworked bus drivers to speed.

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