18:03 GMT20 January 2021
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    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - At least seven people died and another 11 were injured in a car accident in Peru’s Pataz Province, the Peruvian Exitosa Radio reports.

    The road accident occurred on Sunday morning on the Chagual-Pataz route when a van carrying 18 people fell off a cliff in the northwestern La Libertad region.

    ​The injured were taken to a local hospital. An investigation into the cause of the accident is underway. According to Peruvian media reports, one of the possible causes of the accident could be overcrowding of the vehicle.

    According to the latest WHO data released in 2018, 4,179 people died in road accidents in Peru, which is 2.82% of the total number of deaths in the country.

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