A head-on bus collision in northern Peru killed at least 28 people and injured 40 others Monday.

Police officials say the two buses from the Crisolito and America Express lines collided on the Panamerican Highway near the town of Viru in northern Peru.

Authorities say the injured were taken to a regional hospital.

Officials say rescuers are still trying to reach people that are trapped in the mangled wreckage.

Fatal bus crashes are common in Peru, where government transportation regulations are lax and many mountain roads are in poor condition.


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