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14 killed, 38 injured in Peru bus crash

English.news.cn   2013-03-11 06:47:17            

LIMA, March 10 (Xinhua) -- At least 14 people were killed and another 38 were injured when a passenger bus plunged off a cliff in Peru's southern department of Arequipa, Peru's Highway Police said Sunday.

The crash occurred just before midnight Saturday as the bus was traveling from Arequipa's same-named capital towards the town of Camana, some 100 kilometers away, when the bus driver lost control of the vehicle at kilometer 862 of the South Pan-American Highway, plunging 200 meters down the side of a cliff.

The preliminary investigation blamed the accident on the dense fog that blankets the region this time of year.

Four of the injured are in critical conditions, police said, adding the deceased were taken to a local morgue for identification.

The crash marked Peru's third major road accident so far this year.

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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