Peru bus accident: Death toll rises to 51; six survive after vehicle plunges off 'Devil's curve' [Photos]

Over 50 people have been killed in Peru on Tuesday after the bus they were riding collided with a truck along a precarious stretch known as the 'Devil's Curve' and was thrown off a seaside cliff

FP Staff January 04, 2018 16:13:47 IST
Rescuers finished pulling 51 bodies from the wreckage of a bus that tumbled over a cliff in Peru in one of the deadliest vehicle accidents in the nation's history. AP
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Rescuers finished pulling 51 bodies from the wreckage of a bus that tumbled over a cliff in Peru in one of the deadliest vehicle accidents in the nation's history. AP
Nearly everyone on board was killed Tuesday after the passenger bus collided with a tractor trailer on a narrow stretch of highway known as the Devil's Curve. AP
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Nearly everyone on board was killed Tuesday after the passenger bus collided with a tractor trailer on a narrow stretch of highway known as the Devil's Curve. AP
Firefighters and police worked for more than 24 hours to recover the remains, tying bodies onto stretchers and pulling them up the cliff with ropes. AP
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Firefighters and police worked for more than 24 hours to recover the remains, tying bodies onto stretchers and pulling them up the cliff with ropes. AP
The crash's death toll is equal to that of a 2013 accident that is the deadliest in recent Peruvian history. AP
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The crash's death toll is equal to that of a 2013 accident that is the deadliest in recent Peruvian history. AP
Six people are confirmed to have survived the accident on the coastal highway about 45 kilometers north of the capital Lima. AP
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Six people are confirmed to have survived the accident on the coastal highway about 45 kilometers north of the capital Lima. AP