Tourist bus accident in Lima kills 8, injures 35

Published on : Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Lima_bus_accidentA tourist bus met with an accident in Lima, located in Peru on Sunday claiming eight lives and leaving as many as 35 injured, according to an account of a spokesperson for the General Corps of Volunteer Firefighters of Peru.


One of the wounded people had died while the person was being rushed to a hospital.


Thereafter, the emergency services moved 36 wounded people to health centres and out of them, one died on the way thereby raising the death toll to eight, as per the statement of Alejandro Leon, the head of the fourth general command of firemen who mentioned this to the local news media.


Among the people who have been wounded are two foreigners, one Canadian and another Chilean and also seven children.


They were all taken to the hospitals Dos de Mayo, Sabogal, Arzobospo Loayza and Bravo Chico. The double-decker open-top bus of the Green Bus Company had rolled downhill for nearly seven meters, after a group of tourists had been transported to downtown Lima.


During the accident four people were thrown from the bus and three others were crushed to death under that vehicle as per the account of a police spokesperson.


Currently, the identities of the nationalities are yet to be known. The prosecutor on duty went to the scene, close to the Club Revolver, in Rimac to examine the bodies. San Cristobal hill offers a panoramic view of Lima, and in order to reach this beautiful place tourists generally see the Cathedral of Lima and also the Government Palace.



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