Train coach kills 44 after plunging 330 feet down river bank

The number of people killed when a coach plunged off the Pan-American Highway in Peru has risen to 44.

The bus veered off the road in a curve and plummeted 330 feet down a rocky river bank.

The accident happened in the early hours of Wednesday near the Ocoña Bridge in southern Arequipa province.

Emergency workers retrieved 43 bodies and one victim died later in hospital.

Last month, 52 people died when another coach fell down a cliff in Peru.

More than 20 people were injured in Wednesday’s accident.

The double-decker coach from the Rey Latino company was taking passengers from the town of Chala to the city of Arequipa, 400 kilometre away, when it came off the road.

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