Some very tragic news out of Peru today: at 23 people have died and 50 have been injured in a head-on collision between two buses near Lake Titicaca. AP reports:
The morning crash occurred in the Santa Lucia district, about an hour’s drive from Lake Titicaca high in the Andes, a Puno state highway police officer told The Associated Press by phone.
The officer requested anonymity because he was not authorized to talk about the crash.
Emergency crews said there could be as many as four more people still trapped in the wreckage, the officer said. Fourteen of the dead were identified, all of them Peruvians.
Unfortunately, as Peruanos know, this kind of thing is quite common. In January of this year, a bus fell 500 feet off a cliff, killing 30 passengers and injuring 20 more. According to the BBC, in 2008, at least 875 people were killed and more than 5,000 injured in this type of accidents in Peru.
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