LIMA – Eight people were killed and 12 others injured Monday in a single-vehicle accident in the southern region of Puno, Peru’s National Police told Efe.
The crash occurred at around 1:00 a.m. at the kilometer-1,254 mark on the Juliaca-Cuzco highway, when the passenger vehicle swerved to avoid a broken-down vehicle sitting on the road.
Two men, five women and an 11-year-old boy died in the accident.
The driver of the broken-down vehicle alerted paramedics, who took the injured to hospitals in Juliaca and Ayaviri, the National Police said. EFE