Texans among foreign tourists in Peru bus crash, some hurt

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 8:59 AM

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Some East Texas college students and two faculty members are among at least 15 foreign tourists hurt after their bus crashed in Peru.

Peruvian police say the bus overturned Saturday on a highway near the Pisac (PEE'-sahk) archaeological site outside of Cusco (KOOS'-koh). Police said Sunday the driver apparently lost control on a curve.

A spokeswoman for Stephen F. Austin University says the bus carried a group from the school in Nacogdoches (na-kuh-DOH'-chihs), about 130 miles northeast of Houston. Shirley Luna says nobody from SFA has life-threatening injuries. She says several people broke ribs. Parents of the students were notified.

The tour bus carried 19 people, including the driver and a guide. Authorities didn't immediately release the nationalities of the passengers.

Four people sustained serious injuries. Several others were treated for minor injuries and released.