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East Texas college students among at least 15 foreign tourists involved in Peru bus crash

MADRE DE DIOS REGION, PERU - NOVEMBER 16:  Fire burns in a deforested section along the Interoceanic Highway in the Amazon lowlands on November 16, 2013 in Madre de Dios region, Peru. The biologically diverse Madre de Dios ('Mother of God') region has seen deforestation from gold mining in the area triple since 2008, when gold prices spiked during global economic turmoil. In addition, deforestation along the recently constructed highway has occurred due to logging and farming as the highway has opened access to previously remote areas.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

MADRE DE DIOS REGION, PERU - NOVEMBER 16: Fire burns in a deforested section along the Interoceanic Highway in the Amazon lowlands on November 16, 2013 in Madre de Dios region, Peru. The biologically diverse Madre de Dios ('Mother of God') region has seen deforestation from gold mining in the area triple since 2008, when gold prices spiked during global economic turmoil. In addition, deforestation along the recently constructed highway has occurred due to logging and farming as the highway has opened access to previously remote areas. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)  (2013 Getty Images)

Some East Texas college students are among at least 15 foreign tourists hurt after their bus crashed in Peru.

Peruvian police say the bus overturned Saturday on a highway near the Pisac archaeological site outside of Cusco. Police said Sunday the driver apparently lost control on a curve.

A spokeswoman for Stephen F. Austin University says the bus carried a group from the school in Nacogdoches, about 130 miles northeast of Houston. Shirley Luna says nobody from SFA has life-threatening injuries. She says several people broke ribs. Parents of the students were notified.

The tour bus carried 19 people, including the driver and a guide. Authorities didn't immediately confirm nationalities of the passengers.

Four people sustained serious injuries. Several others were treated for minor injuries and released.

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