A bus collision in southern Peru killed at least 27 people and injured 13 others. It involves a group of miners returning from the archaeological site. The bus rushed out of the road and fell into a deep gully.
The miners’ deaths were announced by their employer, Hochschild Mining Company, UK. “We are deeply shocked by this news and will thoroughly investigate this accident,” the company’s chief executive officer said in a statement.
Cause of the accident is being investigated. The Public Prosecutor’s Office stated that it assumes that the bus driver has fallen asleep.
Major accidents frequently occur in Peru, partly due to lack of maintenance on the roads. Last week, a bus crashed into a canyon north of the capital Lima, killing 17 people.