Accidents

State Oil Company Denies Pipeline Spill Caused Major Damage

Peru’s state-owned oil company Petroperu denied that a rupture in a pipeline caused an oil spill in northern Amazonian rivers, daily El Comercio reported. Petroperu said that the June 30 spill on the North Peruvian Oil Pipeline did not contaminate any rivers in the northeastern department of Loreto. “The oil […]

Six Peruvian Transmission Line Workers Die in Brazil

Six Peruvian workers died on Monday while working on a transmission tower in Brazil near the border with Bolivia, state news agency Andina reported Tuesday. The technicians lost their lives when the 40-meter tower collapsed, Peru’s consul general in the Brazilian city of Rio Branco, Felix Vasquez, said. The Peruvians […]

Twelve Die in Bus Crash that Leaves Several More Injured

At least 12 people were killed and several more injured Thursday when a bus turned over in Peru’s southern region of Arequipa, daily Peru.21 reported. The accident occurred at about 7:35 a.m. when the inter-provincial bus, owned by the Julsa company, was traveling on the road from Arequipa to Puno, […]

Authorities Recover Body of Teen Killed at Informal Mine Site

Authorities Recover Body of Teen Killed at Informal Mine Site

Authorities in the southern Andean region of Puno have recovered the body of a fifth miner killed over the weekend by a rockslide. Newspaper Peru.21 said the victim was 15 years old and had been working in order to help pay for his studies. At least four other people died […]