2013 Peru bus disaster

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2013 Peru bus disaster
Date October 12, 2013
Location Santa Teresa District, Peru
Type of incident Cliff plunge
Cause Under investigation; possible drunk driving incident
Passengers 51
Deaths 51 (all)
Injuries 0

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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  1. ^ Bacon, John; James, Mike. "Death toll rises to 51 in Peruvian bus crash on 'Devil's Curve'". USA Today. Retrieved 22 February 2018. 
  2. ^ "Dozens killed after collision sends bus over cliff in Peru". CBC. The Associated Press. Retrieved 3 January 2018. 
  3. ^ "Peru 'bus' crash kills 51, including 14 children, on way home from party". The Independent. 2013-10-13. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  4. ^ "Bus falls off cliff in Peru, killing all 51 people aboard". CNN. 2013-10-13. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  5. ^ "Peru bus crash kills all 51 on board". The Guardian. 2013-10-13. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  6. ^ "PMore than 50 party guests killed as 'bus' plunges 200m into Peru river". The Times US & Americas. 2013-10-13. Retrieved 2013-10-13.