Peru bus falls into Andean river; 27 die

AP News
Posted: Apr 13, 2013 1:42 PM

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Police in Peru say a passenger bus has plunged off an Andean highway into a river, killing at least 27 people.

Officer Victor Paez of the La Libertad highway police says the cause of Saturday's crash is not immediately clear, though he says there have been heavy rains in the area some 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) north of the Lima, the capital.

The victims of the crash include three doctors, two nurses and several rural school teachers. Forty-three passengers were aboard the bus of the Horna line when it left the town of Huamanchuco headed toward the regional capital of Trujillo.