By: Earnest Jones | 01-04-2018 | News
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Deadly Accident leaves at Least 48 Dead In Peru After Bus Falls More Than 260 Feet

The notorious bend on a highway in Peru claimed at least 48 lives after a bus ran off the road and fell hundreds of feet to the rocky beach that lies beneath.

The fatal accident took place after the bus collided with a semi-truck on what's known as "Curva del Diablo," or "Devil's Curve."

According to rescuers, the bus fell more than 260 feet before landing upside down. The accident left only six people survivors, one who jumped out before the bus fell off.

The pictures released by Peru's volunteer firefighters show the treacherous terrain, with complicated rescue efforts; so far, only 24 bodies have been recovered.

Coming from Peru, such fatal car accidents are common in Peru. The records show that the worst crash on record was in 2013 when 51 people died after a bus fell off a cliff into a river. Peru's president called the recent crash "painful for the whole country."


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