Bus fell down a cliff and left 27 dead, authorities confirm

Tragedy on the road claims dozens of lives. A bus fell down a cliff in Peru. Authorities confirmed 27 miners dead after the bus fell off ...

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  • Tragedy on the road claims dozens of lives.
  • A bus fell down a cliff in Peru.
  • Authorities confirmed 27 miners dead after the bus fell off a cliff.

Painful tragedy on the road. A bus went tumbling down a cliff and 27 miners were killed, while another 13 were injured, authorities confirmed, according to the news agency AP.

The aforementioned information agency indicated that an interprovincial bus that was transporting workers from a mining company and was traveling along a highway in the Peruvian Andes fell down a slope on Friday and 27 people died.

Tragedy: Bus fell down a cliff in Peru

Bus fell down ravine

The Hochschild miner said in a statement quoted by AP that the damaged bus was transporting workers from one of its gold and silver mines called Pallancata, located in the Arequipa region.

“We are all devastated by this news … our immediate priorities are to support those involved in the accident,” said Ignacio Bustamante, director of the Peruvian mining company, according to the AP report.

27 dead and 13 injured by bus that fell down a cliff

Bus fell down ravine

Firefighters Lieutenant Hugo Meza told the aforementioned news agency The Associated Press that the accident occurred on the Interoceanic highway in Lucanas province in the early hours of Friday.

Another 13 workers were also reported injured. In turn, Lieutenant Meza added that the dead and people with bruises were scattered on the slopes of the hill where the bus fell.

The bus fell more than 200 meters down the cliff spinning (click on the image for the video)

Bus fell down ravine

AP said that the police do not know at the moment the reasons why the bus got lost on the Interoceanic highway and fell, circling more than 200 meters through a ravine or hill in that Peruvian town.

In its report, AP mentioned that the authorities have indicated that the recklessness of drivers and speeding are the main causes of road accidents in Peru.

Road accidents

bus fell down ravine
Accident in Peru in 2018. Photo; Getty Images

The state surveillance of road transport in Peru is not adequate, which contributes to a high rate of accidents in which mainly poor people die, who have buses as their only means of transport, the AP explained in a verbatim way.

According to the most recent and available official figures, some 3,110 people died in traffic accidents in Peru during 2019, the AP news agency said in its report on the new road tragedy in that South American nation.

Rally accident in Texas ended with 29 injuries

Rally accident

In other event, at least eight people were hospitalized last Sunday night for an accident during a “rally” that ran through a track mud in the state of Texas, reported Monday the Office of the Sheriff of the County of El Paso, Ricardo Samaniego, according to information from EFE and the portal Brand.

According to local media, the authorities said that one of the vehicles, “for unknown reasons”, left the road and crossed the guardrail, hitting the spectators. The car also collided with three other vehicles that were in the area.

Almost 30 injured

29 injured left by accident in rally

Samaniego, citing a report he received from Sheriff’s Office Chief Tom Whitten, explained to ABC-affiliated KVIA that 29 people had been injured in some way after the collision and were treated immediately.

This rally accident in Texas shocked the community and questions about the safety of this type of event intensified, for now the authorities continue with the investigations while the injured recover.

Rally accident

The vehicle crashed into the stands

On Instagram circulated the exact moment when the rally vehicle gets ready, along with another driver, to start, while people were in the stands, waiting for the race to start. Everything seemed to be a normal day.

In the audio of the video, it was possible to hear that there are families present, however, these are not appreciated. In the background of the image are two vehicles, whose drivers begin to align their engines to start as soon as possible and take advantage.

Collision

The shocking collision

The competition seems to be drag racing cars specialized in rally, on the banks of the tracks are the stands and it seems that there were dozens of people who came to enjoy the show that resulted in tragedy.

At a certain point, the authorities told the pilots to start and they did, however, not even five seconds passed when one of them lost control of the vehicle and went to slam into the crowded stands. To see the video click here.

Controversy

They criticize safety at the rally

On the Instagram page fitfamelpaso, people began to condemn this type of event for the lack of security: “They don’t understand. It is not the first time that this has happened and they are still making these sad events… sending prayers to all the people who were injured ”.

However, other people joined in prayers: “My prayers to everyone who was involved and injured”, “Omg, I hope no children were injured and I hope no one died”, “Where did this happen? It looks litt! ”.

They criticize the rally

Dramatic crash moment during the rally

Someone else said, “Well, I kind of don’t really want to be that guy, but accidents happen. It happens to the best of all, and being on the sidelines of an event like this, expect the unexpected. When you buy that ticket remember that now you are apart from the show. Maybe their should have been a barrier, I agree with that, but that falls to the organizers and planners and not the driver and the vehicle.

And he added: “Nobody realizes that this happens, not every day and every event, but it happens. But please understand that this should not be a public outcry and should be more of a learning moment for everyone to realize. Just pray for everyone involved in the accident. ”

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