Traffic accident leaves about six dead in southern Peru | News

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Some six died and another ten injured caused a traffic accident that occurred the day before in the Mamacha Rumi sector, in the Huancavelica region, located in southern Peru.


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On the way to a polling station in the area to vote in the local elections in the province of Tayacaja, the vehicle with its passengers plunged into a ravine 500 meters high, causing some of the passengers to die instantly.

Local media also reported that the Pampas Sectoral Police and the Salcabamba Health Center staff moved to the scene shortly after the accident to provide assistance.

The director of the Tayacaja Hospital, Lurdes Ayala, asserted that the deceased were identified as Fabiana Mayta Pérez de Clemente, 71, Eloy Clemente Mayta, 42, Juan Clemente Mayta (47), María Celina García Alfaro (46), and two more that had not yet been identified; but they would belong to the same family.

Likewise, Ayala specified that seven of the ten injured were transferred to the Huancayo city hospital and another three remain in the Tayacaja hospital with a stable diagnosis.

According to a report from the Ombudsman's Office, in Peru there has been a gradual increase in victims of road accidents, from 38,447 people injured and 2,159 deaths in 2020, to 53,544 people injured and 3,311 deaths in 2022.

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