Dozens dead after Peru bus plunges 200m

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A bus on it's way to Lima in Peru has plunged off the road, killing at least 29 people.
Camera IconA bus on it's way to Lima in Peru has plunged off the road, killing at least 29 people. Credit: EPA

At least 29 people have been killed in central Peru after a coach bus went off the road and plunged 200 metres, local media is reporting.

Another 20 people were injured.

The bus was travelling from Huanuco in the Andes to the capital, Lima, when the accident occurred near the town of Chosica.

The cause of the accident remains unclear. Investigators are looking into whether the driver may have fallen asleep.

Serious bus accidents are not uncommon in Peru, where road conditions can be difficult and buses are not always in good condition.

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