updated 2/6/2007 10:11:56 PM ET 2007-02-07T03:11:56

Three Americans on a charity mission to Honduras were killed Tuesday and 17 other people were injured in a traffic accident in the Central American country, authorities said.

The two men and a woman, who were not immediately identified, died when the military truck they were riding in flipped over in eastern Olancho province near the border with Nicaragua, said Honduran police spokesman Jose Andino.

Police did not provide nationalities of the injured or any other details of the crash.

The dead were part of a group of 28 people who traveled to Honduras with the Georgia-based Honduras Outreach Inc. for a weeklong mission, Jerry Eickhoff, president of the board of directors of the charity group, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In the report on the newspaper's Web site, Eickhoff said the charity has been sending volunteers to Honduras for 18 years to help poor villages by bringing running water and electricity, and paving roads.

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