Horror pile-up in Peru leaves nineteen dead after truck smashes into motorbike and bus and bursts into flames

NINETEEN people have been killed after a horror pile-up and explosion in Peru.

Witnesses say a truck carrying school supplies crashed into a motorbike and a public bus near Trujillo in the north west of the country.

Aftermath video of three-way crash in Peru that's left at least 19 people dead

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A truck smashed into a bike and a bus so hard that it burst into a fireball[/caption]

Victims' bodies burned after the horror smash in Peru
Nineteen people were killed in the crash near Trujillo

Fire Chief Victor Fernandez said the truck hit the bus at such a high speed that it created a giant fireball and most of the victims were found charred.

Forensic examiners at a morgue are working to identify the remains with dental records after Thursday's disaster.

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Forensics officers are working to identify charred bodies through their dental records[/caption]

Nineteen people were killed when a truck smashed into a bus
Police say the truck was likely travelling at high speed
There were 95,000 crashes on Peru's road in 2015 alone

Nearly 3,000 people were killed on the Andean country's roads in more than 95,000 crashes in 2015, according to recent statistics.

Speeding and reckless driving are main causes of the road deaths.


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