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Two Germans tourists die after bus crashes in Peru's Andes

| Updated: April 23, 2018 20:58:04

Tourist bus plunges into ravine in Peru, two die

At least two German tourists were killed and 10 others injured when their minibus went off the road and fell into a ravine in the Andes Mountains, authorities in Peru said.

Highway police chief Jorge Castillo said rescuers were trying to retrieve the bodies of two male tourists trapped in the wreckage of the vehicle.

The minibus crashed shortly before reaching Chivay, a city 442 miles (712 kilometers) southeast of Lima, reports AP.

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.

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