LIMA, April 8 (Xinhua) -- At least nine people were killed and 20 others injured in Peru after an inter-provincial bus skidded off the road in the southern region of Ayacucho, local media reported on Thursday.
The bus, which was heading to the southern city of Cusco from Lima, skidded and overturned on the Interoceanic Highway in the district of Puquio in the Lucanas province.
According to local authorities, the vehicle, belonging to the interprovincial company CIVA, left the Peruvian capital on Wednesday afternoon.
The injured, who were quickly helped by carriers that cover the route, said the bus was speeding.
The driver allegedly lost control of the steering wheel upon reaching the Condorcocha sector.
Firefighters and police arrived at the scene to rescue the people who were trapped in the bus. Enditem