Forty-four killed after bus plunges into Ocona river in Peru's Arequipa region; authorities investigating cause of accident
At least 44 people were killed and 24 others injured when a bus skidded off the road and plunged into a river in Peru's Arequipa region, authorities said.
Lima: At least 44 people were killed and 24 others injured when a bus skidded off the road and plunged into a river in Peru's Arequipa region, authorities said.
Seven of the injured are in serious condition, including three children, reports Efe news agency. The accident occurred on Wednesday on the Pan-American Highway.
The authorities were still trying to determine what caused the bus to skid off the road and plunge 200 metres into the Ocona River.
The bus was travelling from Chala to Arequipa city, and was running on an expired operating permit, the transportation ministry said.
"My condolences to the families of the victims of the transit accident in Arequipa," President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski tweeted.
Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar said the demand for implementation of the 6th Pay Commission for transport employees cannot be fulfilled
Office goers were the most affected, despite the government making alternate arrangements by roping in private transport operators
Such was their performance that Igor Stimac's side did not even get a single shot on target in one of the most forgettable encounters in recent times.