This Article is From Oct 07, 2011

Peru: 11 die as school bus plunges into ravine

Peru: 11 die as school bus plunges into ravine
Peru: At least 10 people have been killed after a minibus returning from a school trip to a zoo in the Peruvian capital, plunged into a 120 metre (393 foot) deep ravine.

The accident happened in Matucana, 80 kilometres (50 miles) east of Lima on Thursday.

The bus - carrying children, parents and some teachers - was on its way home to the town of San Mateo when it's believed the driver fell asleep at the wheel, according to rescue workers.

Twenty people were travelling in the minibus.

Eight adults, including the driver, and two of the children died in the crash.

Nineteen people were injured and taken to hospitals in Lima.
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