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22 killed in Peru as bus veers off highway and hurtles down cliff

At least 22 people are dead in Peru after a bus hurtled approximately 100 metres into a ravine in the mountainous south in the country's second major bus crash this year.

Deadly crash comes just weeks after another in South American country that killed more than 50

At least 30 die, 20 injured in Peruvian bus crash

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At least 22 people are dead in Peru after a bus hurtled some 100 metres into a ravine in the mountainous south in the country's second major bus crash this year.
 
"There are some more bodies, so this could rise," Gustavo Rondon, in charge of health care in the Arequipa region, told local media outlet Radio Programas del Peru.
In addition, 20 others are injured, said the head of civilian defence in the regional government, Jacqueline Choque. The bus had some 45 passengers, according to operator Rey Latino.
The crash occurred on a curve on the Panamericana Sur highway in the Ocona district. Road accidents are common in the country, where roads are considered unsafe and bus drivers often lack training. (Andina News Agency/The Associated Press)

The crash occurred on a curve on the Panamericana Sur highway in the Ocona district. Road accidents are common in Peru, where roads are considered unsafe and bus drivers often lack training.

At least 50 people died in early January when a bus collided with a truck and careened off a cliff near the area of Pasamayo on the Pacific coast. 
Weeks earlier, a bus in Peru collided with a truck and careened off a cliff near the area of Pasamayo on the Pacific coast, killing at least 50 people. (Diego Ramos/The Associated Press)

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