Peru: 2 Israeli backpackers killed in road accidents

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 10, 2012 12:27

At least eleven Israelis injured in two separate bus accidents in Peru; 11 people killed altogether, some 40 injured.




Tourists wait to get on bus in Cusco [file]

Tourists wait to get on bus in Cusco 370. (photo credit:REUTERS)

Two Israeli backpackers were killed and at least nine others were injured in two separate road accidents in Peru on Tuesday morning.

In one incident a bus traveling between the Peruvian cities of Cusco and Lima overturned, killing a female traveler and injuring seven others.

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The second accident occurred on the same route, killing one Israeli and injuring at least three others.

Another nine people were killed in the accidents and some 40 were injured, according to Peruvian news agency Andina.

The injured were all evacuated to the nearest local hospital.

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