Lima, Jan 26 : At least 10 people were killed and 30 others injured when a passenger bus fell into a river in central Peru on Friday, Peruvian authorities said.
According to the National Emergency Operations Center and the National Institute of Civil Defense of Peru, the bus, with 50 passengers on board, lost control, overturned and fell into the river on a highway in San Rafael District, Ambo Province.
The injured people have been sent to local hospitals by rescuers and firefighters.
The bus, which belongs to the "Sol Peru" company, covers the route connecting Peruvian capital Lima and Tarapoto, a commercial hub in San Martin Province.
Local authorities are investigating the cause of the accident. (UNI-Xinhua)