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21 killed in Peru bus accident

world Updated: Aug 11, 2010 07:28 IST

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At least 21 people died and 25 were injured in a bus accident on Tuesday in the northern Peruvian town of Sindron, the health department of La Libertad region said.

Although the cause of the accident was not immediately known, preliminary reports said it involved a bus operated by the firm Kurrungo that was travelling to the city of Trujillo.

Bus accidents are relatively common in Peru because of mechanical failures in old or poorly maintained vehicles, the negligence of overworked drivers or harsh terrain.