Crews in Peru race to rescue passengers after bus plunges off highway in deadly crash: Police
Officers in Peru are racing to rescue victims after a bus fell over the edge of the Pan-American Highway, killing at least 25 people, a Peruvian police official told RPP radio, according to The Associated Press.
Col. Dino Escudero told RPP radio that the bus fell 262 feet onto a beach after being hit by a tractor-trailer rig, the AP reported. A photo shows the destroyed, overturned bus laying on top of rocks on the beach, partially in the water.
The crash took place just north of Lima, the capital, the National Police of Peru said on Twitter.
More than 50 people were on the bus, the AP said.
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