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48 dead as bus falls off cliff in Peru


LIMA,PERÚ-ENERO 02. Continua el rescate de los cuerpos del omnibus caido en Pasamayo. Foto: ANDINA/Vidal Tarqui

23:59 | Lima, Jan. 2.

At least 48 people have been killed after a bus crash in a hard-to-reach area in Pasamayo, about 75 kilometers north of capital city, Lima.

Operated by San Martin de Porres company, the bus was carrying 55 passengers.

A truck hit the back of the vehicle before landing on a beach below Panamericana Norte Highway.

The accident took place on a stretch of the road known as Curva del Diablo (Devil's Bend).

In addition to those dead, the car accident has left 6 injured so far.

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Published: 1/2/2018