At least 19 people have been killed in a collision between a truck and a double-decker bus in northwestern Mexico. 22 others were injured. The casualty happened on Tuesday local time.
“19 bodies have been counted,” Sara Quinonez, the attorney general of Sinaloa province, said in a video posted on social media. It will take time to identify the remains.’
The bus that crashed was traveling from the city of Guadalajara in the western province of Jalisco to Los Mochis in Sinaloa, news agency AFP reported. Officials were seen inspecting the wreckage of the passenger bus after the accident.
Sinaloa Civil Protection Department Director Ray Navarre said at a press conference that there were about 50 people in the truck and bus that crashed. Both the vehicles collided head on on the road and later caught fire.
High speeds, poor vehicle conditions and driver fatigue often lead to fatal accidents in Mexico. In August last year, 16 people were killed in a terrible road accident in the country. 15 of the dead were Mexican nationals. Apart from this, 36 other passengers were injured in the accident. Earlier that month, 18 people were killed when a bus plunged off a highway into a ditch in western Mexico.
Earlier in July last year, 29 people were killed in a bus accident in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca.