Peru: Accident on Pan-American Highway Leaves 1 Chilean Dead, 8 Injured

Posted on August 2, 2011 • Filed under: Chile, Conflicts, Latin America Travel, Peru, Police/Military Activity, TRAVEL

According to an accident occurred on Monday, August 1st leaving one Chilean tourist dead and another eight Chileans injured. Authorities say the accident occurred at the 1,331 kilometer mark on the Pan-American Highway near the border complex of Santa Rosa in the Tacna region. Authorities add, the accident is suspected to have occurred due to a mechanical failure in the truck the Chileans were traveling in. The injured Chileans were transported to the Hipolito Unanue Hospital in Tacna, while the body of the dead Chilean was transported to the morgue waiting for family members to make arrangements, officials say.Read Article

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