32 killed, 100 injured in two car accidents in Peru
At least 32 people, among them two Italian tourists, were killed and about 100 injured in two traffic accidents in Peru, police said Tuesday, dpa reported.
Two buses and a truck collided on the road linking Arequipa, Puno and Cusco in southern Peru, about 1,100 kilometres south of the capital Lima, police said. Twenty people were killed, among them the two tourists, and about 60 people were injured in the crash.
In a second accident about 600 kilometres south of Lima on Monday, 12 people were killed and 39 injured when a bus plunged into a crevice.
Peru is notorious for the large number of severe accidents. Many of the vehicles are old, drivers reckless and the roads often in a bad state.