Piura, Peru. Tragedy struck as a tour bus carrying dozens of passengers plunged off the feared ‘curve of death’ in Piura, Peru, resulting in the death of at least 25 people.
Reports show that the bus had around 60 people onboard when the incident happened in the early hours of the morning.
The tour company Aguila Dorada revealed that the bus was travelling from Lima to Tumbes when it veered off the Pan American Highway, plunging more than 160 ft into a ravine. The Pan American Highway is a major road connecting Alaska to Argentina, spanning over 15,000 miles.
Survivors were taken to nearby hospitals for further medical care and investigations were initiated to uncover the cause of the accident.
This week, hundreds of travelers were trapped close to Machu Picchu when the Peruvian government closed its most famous landmark due to the riots that have killed almost 50 people.
Around 400 individuals, including 300 overseas tourists, are entrapped at the bottom of the 15th-century Inca stronghold, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and are urgently asking for assistance to get out.
The situation is only getting worse as more protests arise in Cusco, the entrance to the old remains of Machu Picchu.
The nation has been in chaos for the past six weeks since the removal of ex-president Pedro Castillo, leaving more than 50 people dead in the turmoil. He was impeached and detained in December after attempting to dissolve Congress and rule by command.