Bus runs off cliff in Peru, killing 19 and injuring 25


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The scene in Huancavelica Peru, where a bus careened off a cliff, killing 19 and injuring 25.

17 adults and two children — ages 1 and 3 — were killed when the vehicle plunged some 260 feet of a steep hill in Huancavelica. One survivor reported that the driver, who lived through the crash, was speeding.


At least 19 people were killed and 25 injured after a bus plunged more than 260 feet off a cliff in Peru.

Two children, ages 1 and 3, were among the dead, along with 17 adults after the bus careened down a steep hill in Huancavelica.

It happened about 152 miles southeast of Lima, the bus’s intended destination.

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Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Hits Peru, Wednesday, 25th September, 2013

Earthquake 6 8 Peru 25 September 2013(Reuters) – A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck near Peru’s southern coast on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Society said, shaking buildings in the capital of Lima at least 300 miles (482 kilometres) away.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes southern Peru -U.S. Geological Survey

(Reuters) – A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck southern Peru on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter of the quake was located 53 miles (85 km)northwest of Arequipa, Peru, at a depth of about 52 miles (84 km), according to the USGS. Magnitude 6 quakes are capable of causing severe damage.

Peruvian authorities said there were no reports of damage or injuries. (Editing by Stacey Joyce)

Peru: Dozens Of Dead Sea Creatures Washed Up

The bodies of 18 sea turtles, 22 sea lions, eight dolphins, 16 sharks and 22 marine birds are found on the coastline of Peru.


Experts are trying to work out why nearly 100 dead animals and birds have washed up on a Peruvian coastline.

The bodies of 18 sea turtles, 22 sea lions, eight dolphins, 16 angular roughsharks and 22 marine birds were found during an inspection by government officials.

Some of the creatures were sprayed with a special paint as part of an investigation into the grim discovery along 77 miles of the Lambayeque coastline.

The carcasses, were in various states of decomposition, were measured, placed in bags and then taken away for analysis.

Jaime De La Cruz, an engineer with Peru’s Ocean Institute, said a report detailing their cause of death was expected in the coming weeks.

In the past couple of years, a worrying number of dead sea creatures have been ending up on Peru’s shores.

While officials have yet to conclusively pinpoint a cause, some of the possible explanations include viruses, offshore oil exploration, or poisoned food sources.


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