Two people died Sunday when a cargo train derailed in the central Peruvian province of Huarochiri, near Lima, local media reported.

The two fatalities in the derailment, the cause for which has not yet been determined, were the engineer and the brakeman of the cargo train owned by Ferrovias Central Andina, RPP radio reported.

The train was transporting minerals and cement from the central Peruvian sierra to Lima's port of Callao.

Police took the bodies of the victims to the morgue at San Juan Hospital in Matucana, the capital of Huarochiri province, where autopsies will be performed, as required by law in cases such as this. EFE