Eight die in truck accident in Peru
At least eight people died and 25 were injured on Friday when a passenger bus collided with a truck in Peru, RPP radio reported.
"As a result of a head-on collision between a bus and a truck 8 people were killed, including both drivers," the radio reported.
An investigation is underway, RIA Novosti reported.
Poor roads, old vehicles, and drivers who illegally buy driving licenses are often blamed for traffic accidents in Peru. According to official statistics, traffic accidents claim the lives of almost 4,000 people annually, with some 50,000 receiving injuries.
Accidents also put additional strain on the country's economy, inflicting economic losses of about $1 billion annually.