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Friday March 29, 2013

Peru Highway Accident Leaves 9 Dead

Peru Highway Accident Leaves 9 Dead

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Nine people died Thursday, among them two children, in a highway accident in the southwestern Peruvian region of Ica, police said.

All the occupants of a pickup truck died when it crashed into a cargo truck in the Villacuri sector of the South Pan-American Highway, Peru’s most important north-south roadway.

According to the preliminary police investigation, the pickup truck was trying to pass another vehicle when it crashed into the cargo truck.

Firefighters concluded their rescue and recovery efforts but authorities are continuing to try and identify the victims.