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Saturday March 17, 2012

16 Die in Peru as Bus Plunges into Ravine, 7 Injured

16 Die in Peru as Bus Plunges into Ravine, 7 Injured

Photo: Peru Accident leaves 16 Dead

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A bus plunged into a ravine in northwestern Peru, leaving 16 dead and seven injured, highway police told local media.

The vehicle tumbled 200 meters (655 feet) down a hillside Friday near Pacaipampa, a town in the Piura region about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) north of Lima.

Rescue teams found the bodies of 16 victims, while the seven injured passengers were rushed to a nearby hospital, police told the official Andina news agency.

Among the fatalities were a couple and their two-year-old boy and employees of the National Comptroller’s Office, El Comercio daily reported.