Peru bus crash leaves at least 33 dead

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A bus crash in northern Peru hast left at least 33 people dead and 10 injured, local newspaper El Comercio reported.

The bus, traveling in the La Libertad region, fell down a ravine and into the Moche River early on Saturday morning. The vehicle was reportedly operated by the Transportes Horna bus company.

A regional health official, quoted by the daily, said that 45 people had been registered as passengers on the inter-provincial bus.

However the death toll could rise, after survivors said more passengers had been on board the bus, and were traveling standing in the aisles.

According to El Comercio, doctors, nurses, and teachers, were among the passengers on board the bus.

As of Sunday noon, 33 bodies had been recovered by local officials.

The crash is the latest in a series of bus accidents that have left dozens dead, nationwide.

In late March a bus crash left 20 people dead, after it drove off a road, and fell 50 meters below.

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The bus, traveling in the La Libertad region, fell down a ravine and into the Moche River early on Saturday morning. At least 45 passengers were on board.

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