LIMA, March 8 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) -- At least seven people died and around 40 were injured on Wednesday when a bus fell down a 100-meter cliff in the district of Puquio, Lucanas province, in southern Peru.
The local mayor, Wilber Valverde, told Peruvian state radio RPP that the accident happened around 7 a.m. on Wednesday.
According to the report, four men and three women were killed, while the injured were taken to the hospitals in the city of Ica, with several in critical condition.
The highway police, in charge of the investigation, said the accident happened either due to the driver falling asleep or due to a mechanical failure.
Police and firefighters are working to recover the bodies, which is made difficult due to the rough nature of the area.....