Accidents

Three Firefighters Die in Health Warehouse Blaze

Three Firefighters Die in Health Warehouse Blaze

Three firefighters died in a night-long fire in Lima’s low-income district of El Agustino.  The fire broke out on Oct. 18 in a shoe factory and spread quickly to the adjacent building, a Health Ministry warehouse used to store emergency stocks of medicines and wheelchairs as well as administrative archives. […]

Snow Blocks Traffic on Central Highway

Snow Blocks Traffic on Central Highway

The central highway between Lima and the Andean towns of La Oroya and Huancayo was opened again early Tuesday morning, after a heavy snowfall ground traffic to a halt for over six hours between Km 124 and Km 132, in the Ticlio area at 4,800 meters above sea level (15,700ft). A […]

Six Injured in Crash of Nazca Lines Plane

Six Injured in Crash of Nazca Lines Plane

Six people were injured, including four foreign tourists, when a small airplane crashed shortly after taking off for an aerial tour of the famed Nazca Lines in southern Peru. The tourists were on board with a pilot and copilot in a 1982 Cessna 206 plane, owned by Aero Palcazu, which organizes […]

Bus Accident in Ayacucho Raises March Fatality Rate

Sixteen people were killed and 36 injured in the latest road accident in Peru, raising road fatalities in March to more than 60. The accident occurred at 5:30am Monday at Km 148 on the Nazca-Puquio road in Ayacucho, where the bus veered off the road and fell 500 meters down […]