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Peru bus accident: 14 dead

Lima: At least 14 people died and 25 others were injured due to a passenger bus plunged off the road in the Ancash region of Peru.

The 48-passenger vehicle lost control and tumbled 20 meters (65 feet) off the Pativilca-Huaraz route in the Cajacay district some 280 kilometers (170 miles) north of Lima.

Accidents are frequent in Peru, where poor road conditions are compounded by unpaved roads, even along the windiest roads of the Andes.

Inexperienced drivers and mechanical bus failure also are frequent problems.

The year 2012 saw 4,050 people die in Peru traffic accidents, compared to 3,411 people in 2011, according to the government's National Institute for Statistics and Informatics (INEI).

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