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At Least 14 Dead in  Peru Road Accident


Peruvian authorities said at least 14 people have been killed and more than 40 others injured in a road accident involving three vehicles.

Officials said the accident happened early Tuesday when two buses and a truck collided in the Arequipa province near Bolivia. Many of the injured were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

The collision took place one day after a bus ran off the road and plunged into a gorge in Peru's southern Ayacucho area, leaving at least 10 people dead and 30 injured.

Road accidents are common in Peru, where many roads are in poor condition.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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