This Article is From Mar 28, 2013

At least 20 dead in Peru bus crash: Police

At least 20 dead in Peru bus crash: Police
Lima: At least 20 people, most of them mine workers, were killed today when their bus plunged into a ravine in southern Peru, local police said.

Another 18 people were injured, according to a provisional toll given by a highway police official in the city of Arequipa, located 1,000km south of the capital Lima.

Police warned the toll may rise as more bodies could be trapped under the wreckage of the vehicle, which rescue teams are still trying to move.

Most of those aboard the bus were mine workers headed from Orcopampa district to Arequipa, where they planned to take part in religious festivities leading up to Easter on Sunday.

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