in The fire of a bus came in Peru's capital, Lima, at an illegal bus terminal, 17 people were killed. A double-Decker bus burned down, according to the fire Department on Sunday evening before the departure. Many of the passengers were trapped by the flames. They burned in the upper deck or suffocated on the stairs to the bottom.
According to the Prosecutor, rescue workers recovered a total of 17 bodies. Among the Victims, four were children.
the First evidence that the fire was triggered by a short circuit at the rear of the vehicle. Passers-by reported panic and help shout from the Bus. A man said he had lost in the fire six family members, including his wife and children and grandchildren.
Lima's mayor, Jorge Muñoz, visited the injured in hospital and announced an investigation of the fire. He recalled that the bus Fiori had been closed in January 2018, among other things, due to safety defects. Apparently, he was operated but illegal.
The station is located in the population of the district San Martín de Porres. From there, the Bus should drive in the city of Chiclayo in the North of the country.
The public transport in Peru is often marked by Chaos. Especially in the capital, Lima, with its ten million inhabitants, the authorities get a grip on the Problem. (AFP)