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52 Die in Peru Bus Plunge
Latin American Herald Tribune [Miami FL], by Staff

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Posted By:PageTurner, 10/12/2013 2:59:11 PM

LIMA – At least 52 people died when a bus full of passengers plunged into a ravine in the southern Peruvian region of Cuzco, local authorities said Saturday. A local prosecutor, Juan Carlos Valverde, told RPP Noticias that up to now 52 deaths have been reported and that the bus crashed Friday night as it was transporting passengers home from a religious celebration. Though at first it was reported that 30 people had died, the mayor of the Santa Teresa district, Ruben Pinto, later contacted RPP Noticias to say that authorities were working to identify 52 victims that had been found up

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52 is a lot of people. Oh how sad.

What´s also sad is that Peru has plenty of money to pay for good roads. It´s not a screwed up country like Venezuela, it´s got very high GDP growth and a government with no deficit. They need to get on it.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 10/12/2013 5:43:57 PM     (No. 9562606)

Beware of plunging buses!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 10/12/2013 6:21:49 PM     (No. 9562628)

I worked in Peru on two separate stints many years ago and it was a poor country then at least in the cities. I haven´t kept up but the situation may have changed since and the highway system improved. I worked in oil field services, contracted by Occidental when the oil fields were being developed along the tributaries of the Amazon. The crude was very heavy and thus poor grade. So I don´t think it brings in revenue like production in other countries. Cuzco is very high in the Andes and a tourist destination for seeing the Inca ruins. I imagine accidents are common on dangerous mountain roads.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: smcchk, 10/12/2013 10:46:55 PM     (No. 9562828)

I was a tourist in Ecuador a while ago. Similar terrain and probably similar roads. The roads were OK but curving and along sheer cliffs with no guard rails. But the real danger was the drivers. Our taxi driver and all the others were intent on passing as many vehicles as possible, even with no view of what was ahead. Craziest experience of my life.

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