Bus accident in Peru: Discharge for one of the two injured Greeks

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Bus accident in Peru: Discharge for one of the two injured Greeks

The accident, which claimed the lives of 4 people, occurred when the bus returning from Machu Picchu fell into a 100-meter ravine.

He was discharged from the hospital one of the two Greeks who were injured in the road accident with a tourist bus in Peru. The second Greek woman continues to be hospitalized, according to information from SKAI.

The accident, which claimed the lives of 4 people, happened when the bus was returning from the Machu Picchu, fell into a 100 meter ravine. Three of the dead tourists are Colombian and the fourth is Peruvian.

THE Peru’s Minister of Tourism, Roberto Sanchezstated that at the time of the accident, “fog prevailed” in the area.

In addition to the two Greeks, 14 more people were injured, four French, two Canadians, two Israelis, two Argentines, one Dutch, one Spanish and two Peruvians (one of whom is the driver).

The accident occurred on the night of Sunday to Monday, about 100 kilometers from the city of Cusco, the capital of the Incas which is the main starting point for tour operators who organize visits to Machu Picchu.

Traffic accidents are common in Peru, mainly due to the poor condition of the road network, excessive speed or lack of signage.

Machu Picchu

Three weeks ago, 16 people died when the bus they were traveling in fell into a ravine in central Junin province.

On average, about 5,000 tourists visit Machu Picchu every day. It was built in the 15th century by Emperor Pachacutec and is considered the most representative example of the Inca civilization. UNESCO has declared Machu Picchu a World Heritage Site.

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