updated 7/8/2008 7:18:50 PM ET 2008-07-08T23:18:50

Police said at least 46 people were killed when a truck carrying farmers plunged 650 feet into a ravine in Bolivia's southern Andes.

Col. Julio Sepcel said about 60 people were aboard the truck when it went off a cliff Tuesday about 30 miles from the city of Potosi.

Sepcel said that 11 people were injured. The 46 dead included five children.

Police declined to give a cause for the crash, but witnesses told local media the truck was speeding before the crash.

Rural highway accidents are common in Bolivia, where motorists often drive overcrowded vehicles at high speeds over poorly maintained mountain roads.

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