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Peru: Rescue efforts continue as Peru bus crash fatalities rise to 5102:14

Peru: Rescue efforts continue as Peru bus crash fatalities rise to 51

Peru, Pasamayo
January 4, 2018 at 00:18 GMT -00:00 · Published

Peru's authorities continued to search for bodies near 'Devil's Curve' highway between Lima and Pasamayo on Wednesday, as the death toll of a fatal bus crash increased to 51.

The search operation was reportedly delayed due to a heavy haze in the area. Rescue workers used ropes to abseil down the cliff down to a rocky beach where bodies are believed to be uncovered.

The vehicle carrying 57 passengers to Peru's capital Lima fell off a cliff on Tuesday after colliding with a tractor-trailer.

The crash took place in Pasamayo, about 70 kilometres (43 miles) north of the capital city.

The stretch of the highway took its nickname - 'Devil's Curve' - due to its narrow turns, where car accidents are common.

Las autoridades peruanas continúan buscando cuerpos cerca de la carretera la 'Curva del Diablo' entre Lima y Pasamayo, mientras que la cifra de muertos por el accidente de autobús fatal aumentó a 51.

La operación de búsqueda se retrasó debido a una gran neblina en el área. Los trabajadores de rescate usaron cuerdas para descender por el acantilado hasta una playa rocosa donde se cree que están los cuerpos.

El autobús que transportaba a 57 pasajeros a la capital de Perú, Lima, cayó el martes por un acantilado luego de colisionar con un tractor.

El accidente tuvo lugar en Pasamayo, a unos 70 kilómetros (43 millas) al norte de la capital de la ciudad.

El tramo de la carretera adoptó su apodo - "Curva del Diablo" - debido a sus curvas estrechas, donde los accidentes automovilísticos son comunes.

Peru: Rescue efforts continue as Peru bus crash fatalities rise to 5102:14
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Peru's authorities continued to search for bodies near 'Devil's Curve' highway between Lima and Pasamayo on Wednesday, as the death toll of a fatal bus crash increased to 51.

The search operation was reportedly delayed due to a heavy haze in the area. Rescue workers used ropes to abseil down the cliff down to a rocky beach where bodies are believed to be uncovered.

The vehicle carrying 57 passengers to Peru's capital Lima fell off a cliff on Tuesday after colliding with a tractor-trailer.

The crash took place in Pasamayo, about 70 kilometres (43 miles) north of the capital city.

The stretch of the highway took its nickname - 'Devil's Curve' - due to its narrow turns, where car accidents are common.

Las autoridades peruanas continúan buscando cuerpos cerca de la carretera la 'Curva del Diablo' entre Lima y Pasamayo, mientras que la cifra de muertos por el accidente de autobús fatal aumentó a 51.

La operación de búsqueda se retrasó debido a una gran neblina en el área. Los trabajadores de rescate usaron cuerdas para descender por el acantilado hasta una playa rocosa donde se cree que están los cuerpos.

El autobús que transportaba a 57 pasajeros a la capital de Perú, Lima, cayó el martes por un acantilado luego de colisionar con un tractor.

El accidente tuvo lugar en Pasamayo, a unos 70 kilómetros (43 millas) al norte de la capital de la ciudad.

El tramo de la carretera adoptó su apodo - "Curva del Diablo" - debido a sus curvas estrechas, donde los accidentes automovilísticos son comunes.

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