24 killed, 34 injured as bus plunges into ravine in Peru

At least 24 people were killed including two children when a passenger bus plunged into a ravine in Peru's Huancavelica region

Lima: At least 24 people were killed including two children when a passenger bus plunged into a ravine in Peru’s Huancavelica region, local media reported.

The incident occurred on Monday around 1:30 a.m. local time (0630 GMT) when the bus traveling between two Andean towns careened down a 200-meter (656-foot) ravine in the region of Huancavelica.

There victims included minors, News broadcaster Radio Programas del Peru reported, citing the Churcampa Integrated Health Network.

The injured were rushed to hospitals in the towns of Huancayo, Pampas and Ayacucho.

The district mayor of Anco, Manuel Zevallos, told the radio station that the road has been in poor condition for at least a month as a result of an avalanche in the area.

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