Peru truck crash kills 51 people
LIMA (AFP) - At least 51 people were killed when a truck fell off a cliff in southeastern Peru, local officials said on Saturday, updating a previous toll count.
The crash was the third such incident nationwide this month, all occurring in the southern Andean region of the country and killing a total of 80 people.
"During rescue operations, we found two more bodies," Mr Fedia Castro, mayor of La Convencion province where the crash took place, was quoted as saying by the Andina official news agency.
Local prosecutor Juan Carlos Valverde said none of the truck's occupants survived. A previous toll had put the number of dead at 49.