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At least thirteen dead in a bus accident in Mexico

August 11, 2020

Mexican authorities reported this Tuesday that 13 people died after a bus hit a guardrail and overturned on a highway in the center of the country.

Five women, five men and three children are among the fatalities, although another 24 people were injured, according to the newspaper ‘La Jornada’.

The incident happened on a winding road near La Escondida on the Toluca Highway, 38 kilometers from Mexico City. Police have indicated that the accident could be due to speeding in the middle of fog and rain.

At least thirteen dead in a bus accident in MexicoAt least thirteen dead in a bus accident in Mexico

The driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle on one of the steepest corners of the road, hit a guardrail and overturned. The road has been partially closed for a few hours while rescue operations were carried out.

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