|2009 Espinar bus crash|
|Date||24 December 2009|
The bus had been transporting passengers between the provinces of Arequipa and Chumbivilcas in Southern Peru. While travelling a mountain road in the Andean Mountains along the Altoandiana highway, the bus veered off the road and plunged down a 200-metre ravine. The cause was believed to be a wet road due to heavy rains, technical failure, and speeding. 40 passengers were found dead, and 22 were injured, one fatally. 10 of the injured were taken to a hospital in Espinar and 12 were taken to a hospital in Velille. One of the injured later died in the hospital.