Highway police chief Jorge Castillo said the accident occurred Friday afternoon when the minibus was on a downhill curve.At least two German tourists died on Friday after a minibus left the road and fell into an abyss in the southern Andes. (Andina News Agency via The Associated Press)
LIMA, Peru—Authorities in Peru say at least two German tourists were killed and another 10 injured when their minibus went off the road and fell into a ravine in the Andes Mountains.
Highway police chief Jorge Castillo said rescuers were trying to retrieve the bodies of two male tourists trapped in the wreckage of the vehicle, which crashed shortly before reaching Chivay, a city 712 kilometres southeast of Lima.
Castillo said the accident occurred Friday afternoon when the minibus was on a downhill curve. Video obtained by The Associated Press showed several tourists helping to carry people on stretchers.
The tourists were heading from Arequipa in Peru’s southern Andes to the Colca Valley.
In November, four German tourists died in another accident in Peru’s Huancavelica region