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Bus plunges into ravine in Peru, killing 22

03 october 2012, 18:21
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A bus riding along a foggy road in Peru plunged into a ravine, killing 22 people and leaving 16 injured, AFP reports citing a news agency.

Two foreigners were among the dead: a Spanish engineer working in Peru and a Venezuelan tourist, the Andina agency said.

The accident happened Monday near the city of Huarmaca, about 850 kilometers (530 miles) north of Lima.

The agency said the fog was apparently the cause of the tragedy.

Peru's roads are among the most dangerous in Latin America, with 2,900 people killed in accidents in 2010 and 2,583 in 2011, according to government figures.

Perilous mountain roads and the shoddy condition of Peruvians' cars and trucks are the cause of most of the accidents.

Last month 14 people died in an accident on a secondary road in the southeast Cuzco region.

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