Lima: At least 10 people were killed and 25 others injured when a passenger bus skidded off the road and plunged into a river in the Lima Department of the South American country Peru early Monday. A news agency quoted Colonel Victor Meza, head of the Highway Protection Division of the Peruvian National Police, as saying that the accident occurred at kilometer 109 of the central highway at around 2:30 a.m.
He said the bus had left the central department of Huanuco at 8 pm. During this, on the way to Lima, the bus collided with a rock and fell into the Rimac River. According to Peruvian radio, there were about 60 passengers on the bus, including six children. 25 people, including three children, have been injured in the accident. All the injured have been admitted to the local hospital. The condition of at least five of these people is said to be serious. The bus driver was also injured in the accident. He has been taken to Chikala district police station for questioning.
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