Several dead in bus accident in Peru
26 September 2021 | 4:17 pm
More than 30 passengers died, including two children, and more than 20 were injured when a bus plummeted from a cliff in Peru early on Tuesday, in the country's third major transport accident in four days.
Dozens of people died in violent clashes that have rocked Peru since early December. Prosecutors announced they were launching an investigation following the deadliest day of protests.
President Dina Boluarte also apologized for ongoing political unrest that has left dozens of people dead, as Peru's attorney general announced a probe into the deaths.
Peru has been rocked by violent protests since early December. Back then, Pedro Castillo, the leftist president who had vowed to tackle the country's poverty and inequality, attempted to dissolve Congress and rule by decree.
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Peru's Ministry of Culture said the closure of the tourist site came to "preserve the safety of the visitors." Violent protests have continued since the removal and arrest of leftist former President Pedro Castillo.
The bid to remove Boluarte comes amid violent protests following the ousting of former president Pedro Castillo.
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Lawmakers already voted to bring elections forward to April 2024 from 2026, in the face of unrelenting protests sparked by former President Pedro Castillo's arrest.
Protests in the South American country against President Boluarte are growing. The conflict threatens to drag Peru back into poverty, with tourism among the sectors that have been hardest hit.
Dozens of people have been injured in clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces in Peru's capital, Lima. The unrest that started after the ousting of President Pedro Castillo in December has now spread to many parts of the country.
The attack was claimed by an Anglophone separatist group that wants to break away from the majority French-speaking country.
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