Pair of bus accidents kill at least 26 in Peru

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 07:56 GMT, May 17, 2016 |

A pair of bus crashes in Peru on Sunday (May 15) and Monday (May 16) has left at least 26 people dead.

On Monday, a bus fell into a ravine, leaving at least 16 dead.

Over the weekend, in the northern region of Cajamarca, the passing of a third vehicle past two buses near Lima caused confusion on the road, resulting in a crash that left at least 10 dead, according to media reports.

Bus accidents are common in Peru, where vehicle and highway maintenance is poor and roads snake along precarious mountains.