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Fire kills at least 20 in Peru passenger bus

Fire kills at least 20 in Peru passenger bus
Bus caught fire on Sunday in capital Lima, passengers could not leave vehicle, says local media

By Zehra Nur Duz

LIMA, Peru (AA) - At least 20 people died and seven others were injured when a bus caught fire in Peru’s capital Lima on Sunday, local media reported on Monday.

According to Peruvian news agency El Periodico, the incident occurred when flames engulfed a bus travelling between the provinces at a bus stop in the San Martin de Porres district, north of the capital.

The injured people were immediately transferred to the hospital Cayetano Heredia in Lima, El Periodico said, citing fire department spokesman Lewis Mejia.

According to firefighters, the fire started with a spark, but people could not get out of the vehicle which was heading to the northern city of Chiclayo.

source: News Feed
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