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Bus Crash in Peru Kills 28 Silver Miners; Injures 17

A bus taking workers home from a Peruvian silver mine has plunged into a ravine, leaving 28 people dead and 17 others injured.

Authorities say the accident happened Tuesday as the bus was traveling from the Uchucchacua mine to the town of Oyon, northeast of Lima. The injured workers were taken to area hospitals.

The accident is under investigation.

Bus crashes are common in Peru - the world's second-largest silver producer. Speeding drivers, poorly maintained vehicles and dangerous roads combine to kill hundreds of people a year.

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