LIMA, Peru (CNN) -- Seven children and two teachers were killed Monday when a bridge collapsed in southern Peru, according to a health department official.
Fifty-five others were injured in the incident, which occurred near a school in Peru's Ayacucho province, said Director Maria Torrealba.
Further details were not immediately available, nor were the conditions of those injured in the incident.
Journalist Maribel Salas contributed to this report
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