June 25th, 2024

4 people killed and over 30 injured after a bus and a cargo train collide in Peru

By The Associated Press on May 26, 2024.

LA OROYA, Peru (AP) – Four people were killed and more than 30 others were injured after a passenger bus and a cargo train collided Sunday in central Peru, the country’s national police said.

Authorities said the crash happened after 4 a.m. in the district of La Oroya, about 110 miles east of the capital, Lima. The Ministry of Transportation and Communications in a statement said the cause is under investigation.

The ministry said all of the injured were taken to a nearby hospital. The agency did not immediately release the names of the deceased.

The bus had set out from Lima and was headed to the city of Huancayo. Images released by police show the overturned bus on the road.

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