1128 GMT February 19, 2019
The accident on Tuesday took place on the Panamericana Norte highway near the area of Pasamayo on the Pacific coast, Reuters reported.
The new death toll of 48 was updated from 36 people, according to Lewis Mejia Prada, a representative of the local fire-fighting company, and police late.
Six people survived the crash and were being treated for injuries, and the government rushed emergency medical services to the site.
Road accidents are common in Peru because of unsafe highways. Police are investigating Tuesday’s accident.