WORLD Death toll from 3-bus collision in Mexico climbs to 13

WORLD

Death toll from 3-bus collision in Mexico climbs to 13

Xinhua

09:16, November 20, 2019

904df9c1-820c-4839-8091-e21cd4bdd1a3.jpg

File photo: CGTN

The death toll from a highway collision involving three passenger buses in central Mexico climbed to 13 on Tuesday.

The latest two victims of the accident died in the hospital, Mexico state's prosecutor's office said.

The crash occurred Monday at around 7:30 p.m. local time on a stretch of highway near Ecatepec, a town in the State of Mexico.

According to officials, 11 people died on the scene, including a three-year-old boy.

One of the buses reportedly smashed into two others that were parked at a stop on the side of the highway.

A total of 29 people were injured, 19 men and 10 women, according to Alejandro Gomez, attorney general of the State of Mexico.

All three bus drivers fled the scene of the accident, but authorities have captured one of them, said Gomez.

Of the injured, 16 are reported to be in stable condition.

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue