Bus catches fire; 20 killed in Peru

Bus catches fire; 20 killed in Peru

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Authorities say at least 20 people were killed while nearly a dozen injured, as a regional bus caught fire in the Pervian capital Lima, according to a local media report.

Fire department spokesman Lewis Mejia said on Sunday the blaze took place while the bus was at a stop where poor people catch buses, often at lower fares than the formal, more-regulated bus stops.

Mr. Mejia told television station N most of the dead were on the second deck of the burned bus, which was from the company Sajy Bus. The vehicle didn’t have fire extinguishers. It was reportedly an interprovincial bus heading to a northern city.