Migrant bus crashes in Mexico, killing 17
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A bus carrying migrants from Venezuela, Colombia and Central America has crashed in central Mexico, killing 17 people, Puebla state officials said on Monday.
Puebla Interior Minister Julio Huerta told reporters on Sunday afternoon as the bus carrying 45 passengers was heading north.
“Fifteen people died at the time of the accident,” he told a press conference. He said another 15 were hospitalized, two of whom later died. Another five remain in critical condition.
He did not specify how many of the dead and injured were migrants. Migrants often take risky routes to transit through Mexico through way to the US border.
Mexican media reported that the bus crashed when the driver lost control. The images published by the TV channel Milenio show that it was badly damaged as a result of the accident.
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