At Least 18 Killed In Bus Crash In Piura

A bus carrying 25 passengers in Peru’s northern Piura region plunged down a 200 meter cliff, killing at least 18 people, including a 14-month-old baby, newspaper El Comercio reported.

The remaining seven passengers were badly injured in the crash, according to the report. The passengers were traveling in a bus owned by the company Yambur.

The accident occurred in Piura’s province of Ayabaca, in the district of Pacaipampa.

Police began on Friday to recover the bodies of the victims, while the injured were being transported to a hospital in the province of Morropon, a 10-hour drive of more than 118 kms.

According to transport authorities in the area, the cause of the accident was not immediately known, although the bus was on an unpaved and narrow stretch of road. However, fast and reckless driving on Peru’s steep mountain roads has led to similar crashes in the past.  The Piura authorities said the Yambur driver did not have a driver’s license. 

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  1. Ysabel Llerena says:

    The driver of the bus had no drivers’ license!
    Incredible, la empresa de turismo Yambur should respond for this terrible accident, they should close down and remunerate the victims families.
    I fee very sad for this and for the families.

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