Mexico: 18 killed as bus carrying foreign migrants crashes (VIDEO)
Friday, 4 August 2023 (11:24 IST)
At least 18 people have died in Mexico after a passenger bus carrying foreign migrants and locals fell off a highway into a ravine, authorities said on Thursday.
Mexico has witnessed many such accidents leading to the deaths of migrants making the dangerous journey to the US.
What we know about the crash
The bus — which was headed to the northern border town of Tijuana from Mexico City — was carrying around 42 passengers, including citizens from India, Dominican Republic and some African countries.
Three minors were among those killed, the civil protection agency in Nayarit state reported.
At least 23 people were injured and are receiving treatment in the hospital.
State officials added that some passengers were on their way to the United States border.
The driver has been detained. Authorities suspect him of speeding and losing control before plummeting down an embankment, the civil protection agency said in a statement.
VIDEO: Emergency services continue to work at the scene after at least 17 people were killed and 22 injured when a bus carrying locals and migrants plummeted into a ravine in northwestern Mexico pic.twitter.com/Udc917bty0