15 killed in Peru road accident (Lead)

March 17th, 2012 - 7:48 am ICT by IANS  

Lima, March 17 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and seven injured in northwestern Peru after a bus plunged into a deep ravine Friday, said the police.

According to the police, three others were missing in the accident which occurred in Ayabaca province, about 980 km north of capital city Lima, after the driver lost his control over the vehicle, Xinhua reported.

It took rescuers several hours to recover 15 bodies from the accident site. The injured were rushed to the hospital.

Police have launched an investigation into the accident.

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