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27 killed in bus crash in Peru

A passenger bus has plunged off an Andean road into a river, killing at least 27 people, according to police in Peru.

Officer Victor Paez of the La Libertad highway police said the cause of the crash is not immediately clear, though he said there have been heavy rains in the area some 600 miles 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.

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