Saturday 21 October 2017

Tour bus crashes in Peru's capital, killing at least 9

A policeman stands guard at the scene of a deadly bus accident in Lima (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
A policeman stands guard at the scene of a deadly bus accident in Lima (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

A double-decker tour bus went out of control and rolled over on a narrow road in the hills above Peru's capital Lima, killing at least nine people and injuring 25.

Firefighter Cesar Suito told The Associated Press that the injured included a Canadian and a Chilean.

Peru's ministry of health said the accident on Sunday night happened about a mile from the presidential palace in Lima.

It said the local bus was driving on San Cristobal hill to give the passengers a panoramic view of the city.

The ministry said the bus appears to have been moving at excessive speed.

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