2013 Peru bus disaster

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2013 Peru bus disaster
DateOctober 12, 2013
Location Santa Teresa District, Peru
Incident typeCliff plunge
CauseUnder investigation; possible drunk driving incident
Deaths51 (all)

On October 12, 2013, a cargo truck carrying 51 people, including 14 children, plunged off a 200-meter cliff, killing everyone on board. This incident is currently tied with the 2018 Pasamayo bus crash as the deadliest road accident in Peruvian history. [1] [2] According to authorities, the truck, which was being used as a makeshift bus, was traveling to a celebration in the Santa Teresa district, when the driver lost control of the bus as it plunged off a 200-meter cliff into the Chaupimayo River below. [3] [4] [5] [6]

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