BUENOS AIRES, April 11 — RIA Novosti, Alexander Solovsky. At least ten people were killed and about 50 injured when falling off a cliff two passenger buses on the mountain slopes in the regions of Ancash and Cusco, in the north and the south-eastern Peru, respectively, reported Sunday the Peruvian radio station RPP.
Near the village of Kaaks 450 kilometers from the capital city of Lima was a first accident. The vehicle lost control on a slippery road and fell into a 100-meter cliff. Eight people were killed, and 17 passengers were hospitalized. According to the regional police chief Col. Elmer Mendoza (Elmer Mendoza), six of the wounded were in critical condition. The second accident happened on a narrow part of the track-Kalka Quebrada. Giving way to oncoming truck, the driver stopped the bus and got out of it, leaving the motor. However, the bus, in which there were about 40 people, started to move and slid into a deep ravine, turning over several times. Died from his injuries two year old woman and a girl.
Bus passengers were sent to the regional centers for voting on passing on Sunday in Peru's presidential and parliamentary elections, participation in which is mandatory.
According to official data, every year in road accidents in Peruvian territory killed nearly 4000 people. The economic costs of road accidents in this South American country is about a billion dollars a year.
The main causes of road accidents in Peru — the poor state of roads and vehicles, as well as the lack of a culture of traffic for most local drivers.