Peru bus crash death toll rises

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LIMA (Reuters) – At least 48 people were killed in Peru when a bus collided with a truck and careened off a cliff along a sharply curving highway north of the capital Lima, emergency services officials said. The accident on Tuesday took place on the Panamericana Norte highway on the Pacific coast. The new death toll of 48 was updated from 36 people, according to Lewis Mejia Prada, a representative of the local fire-fighting company, and police. Six people survived the crash and were being treated.

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