At least ten people have died and dozens fell ill after eating contaminated food at a funeral in the Peruvian Andes.

The food appears to have contained organophosphates, a family of chemicals used in pesticides, Health Minister Silvia Pessah said.

Out of the 50 people taken ill at the funeral in the village of San Jose de Ushua on Monday, ten have died and eight remain in a critical condition.

Ms Pessah said there have been two incidents of organophosphate poisoning in the same region in recent months.

Abel Salinas, a former health minister, said that the tragedy was a reminder that pesticide containers should never be reused in food preparation.

In 2013, 23 Indian schoolchildren died after eating food contaminated with the pesticide monocrotophos, a substance that belongs to the organophosphate family.