20 dead in fiery bus and fuel tanker collision in southern Peru

At least 20 people were burned alive after their passenger bus collided with a fuel tanker truck and burst into flames on a highway, approximately 150 kilometers south of Peru’s capital, Lima.

According to preliminary police reports, it appears the passenger bus – which was traveling south from Lima to the city of Pisco – slammed into the rear of the gas tanker late Monday night.

“The bodies are completely charred, this is a horror movie,” said journalist José Rosales in comments to daily El Comercio. “All we can see are skulls and some bones.”

Only 8 people survived the accident, of which only one went unharmed, said Cañete Police Chief Jesús Robles.

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