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Bus veers off road in Peru killing at least 10

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In Peru, a bus veered off course and plunged 100 meters down a gorge in country’s southeastern Andean region of Ayacucho, killing at least 10 passengers and injuring more than 20.

Police said, the bus, which had more than 50 people on board, tumbled off the road in the early hours of the morning on the Interoceanic Highway, which connects Peru with Brazil.

A police official in Puquio, Jose Ramirez, said they have so far recorded 10 deaths after a bus fell into a 100-metre gorge, the closest town to where the accident took place.

The bus was travelling from the capital Lima to Querobamba, Sucre province, which is located over 3,500 metres above sea level. Over 20 injured passengers were taken to hospital in Puquio and Huanta, another nearby town.

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