European tourists among dead in Peru crash

2nd December 2010, Comments 0 comments

A busload of tourists slammed head-on into a truck high in Peru's Andes Wednesday, killing at least seven people, including three Dutch nationals and a Belgian, police said.

Another foreigner whose nationality had yet to be confirmed also was among the dead, prosecutor Gladys Jupanqui said. Authorities did not immediately release victims' names.

The accident, which also left 20 people injured, took place in the town of Chaca Chaca, in Puno, in Peru's southeast, close to the Bolivian border and scenic Lake Titicaca, highway police said.

At least 33 people were traveling in the bus to Bolivia, police said.

© 2010 AFP

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