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World Peru closes bus crash road to buses

02:40  05 january  2018
02:40  05 january  2018 Source:   bbc.com

At least 25 dead after bus careens off cliff in Peru -police

  At least 25 dead after bus careens off cliff in Peru -police At least 25 people died on Tuesday when the bus on which they were traveling collided with a truck and careened off a cliff along a sharply curving highway north of the capital, Lima, local police said. The accident took place on the Panamericana Norte highway near the area of Pasamayo."It's a dangerous curve zone," Colonel Dino Escudero, head of Lima's highway control division, told local radio station RPP. He said the death toll could rise because the bus had been carrying 40 passengers.Road accidents are common in Peru because of unsafe highways. Police are investigating Tuesday's accident.

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Relatives of the victims of a bus that crashed with a truck and careened off a cliff along a sharply curving highway north of Lima, wait outside a hospital morgue in Chancay, Peru, January 3, 2018.: Relatives of the victims were consoled by friends outside the morgue © Reuters Relatives of the victims were consoled by friends outside the morgue Peru's government has closed a dangerous coastal highway to buses after a coach plummeted over a cliff edge, killing more than 50 people.

Officials said coaches would have to use a safer parallel road normally used only by cars.

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski also tweeted that the upper road would be expanded to take the extra traffic.

The bus was carrying 57 people when it crashed off the highway near the capital Lima on Tuesday.

Map of the crash area © BBC Map of the crash area

On Wednesday, President Kuczynski said he had given instructions to widen the alternative route so that the dangerous section of the highway, known as the Serpentín Pasamayo, could be closed.

At least 36 dead when bus plunges onto rocky beach in Peru

  At least 36 dead when bus plunges onto rocky beach in Peru At least 36 people were killed when a bus tumbled down a cliff onto a rocky beach Tuesday along a narrow stretch of highway known as the "Devil's Curve," Peruvian police and fire officials said. The bus was carrying 57 passengers to Peru's capital when it was struck by a tractor trailer shortly before noon and plunged down the slope, said Claudia Espinoza with Peru's voluntary firefighter brigade.The blue bus came to rest upside down on a strip of shore next to the Pacific, the lifeless bodies of passengers strewn among the rocks.

Peru 's Ministry of Health said in a statement on its website that the accident happened about 2 kilometers from the presidential palace in Lima. The bus had likely been traveling at excessive speed, the ministry said. The double-decker bus , carrying about 50 passengers, including children, was

The bus carrying 57 people was headed to Peru ’s capital when it was struck by a tractor trailer shortly before noon and plunged down the slope, said Claudia Twenty people were killed in November when a bus plunged off a bridge into a river in the southern Andes. The nation’s deadliest traffic crash on

In the meantime, coaches would be banned from using the Serpentín Pasamayo, initially for six months, Minister of Transport Bruno Giuffra announced.

Six people survived the crash - one of them by jumping out of a window seconds before the coach fell. The man clung on to the cliff side with a broken arm before clambering up.

A video published on Twitter by Peruvian news channel ATV+ showed the 21-year-old hanging onto the cliff while people tell him to "stay put" and not to move until help arrives.

Máximo Jiménez Vilcayaure managed to climb up the cliff after a rope was lowered to him. The footage shows him walking away with a limp.

Doctors said he later checked himself into hospital "after getting there by his own means", where he was treated for a broken arm.

'Birthday trip'

Police said they had found the body of Alexandra Díaz Pasache, 21, and another young woman, in the wreckage raising the death told to 53.

Her mother said the young woman had travelled to the city of Huacho from her hometown of Lima with five friends to celebrate her birthday.

Ms Díaz Pasache spoke to her mother just minutes before boarding the coach back to Lima on Tuesday morning, telling her she wanted to get home early to rest before returning to work at a construction firm on Wednesday.

One of her friends was among the six people who survived the accident, local media reported.

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Vlog No.65 - This bus ride in Peru from cusco to Machu Picchu was one of if not the scariest ride of my life. I'm surprised we didn't have an accident, crash Bus or Train tour. I wonder how many deaths there have been in 2016 and 2017 .. for me its worse than death road in Bolivia. Hope you find this

At least 19 people died and eight more were injured in a bus crash on a mountain road in Peru , the crash happened in Canta province, around 100 kilometers

Devil's bend

A handout photo made available by Agencia Andina shows a group of emergency personnel working to rescue victims after a passenger bus plunged off the Pan-American Highway North, about 45 kilometers from Lima, Peru, 02 January: Rescue workers had difficulty accessing the site © AFP Rescue workers had difficulty accessing the site

The coach was travelling along a notoriously dangerous stretch of road known as Curva del Diablo (devil's bend) in Pasamayo when it plunged down the cliff.

Peruvian police said its preliminary investigations suggested that a lorry was involved in the accident.

They said that one of the two vehicles had veered into the path of the other. The driver of the lorry has been detained.

On Tuesday, Mr Giuffra tweeted that initial reports indicated that both vehicles had been travelling at excessive speed.

The Serpentín Pasamayo runs alongside the Pacific Ocean and is considered one of the most dangerous in Peru.

It has no barriers separating it from a sheer drop to the ocean and the sea spray and frequent fog can make it particularly slippery.

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A strong earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, leaving one dead and around 20 injured and causing homes and roads to collapse. Load Error The 7.1 magnitude quake hit at 4:18 a.m. local time (0918 GMT) at a depth of around 10 km (6 miles), the USGS said. Peru's government Geophysical Institute said the earthquake was of magnitude 6.7 with its epicenter in Lomas, in the southern region of Arequipa.

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