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19 Dead, 22 Injured in Road Accident in Mexico

Wed 31 Jan 2024 | 08:54 AM
Israa Farhan

In a horrifying road collision in the state of Sinaloa in northwest Mexico, 19 people lost their lives, and 22 others sustained injuries on Tuesday.

The accident involved a collision between a passenger bus and a cargo truck, resulting in both vehicles being completely engulfed in flames, according to local authorities.

The collision occurred in the tourist destination of Elota, popular among Canadians and Americans. Sara Kenyoniz, the Attorney General of Sinaloa state, stated, "We have counted 19 bodies.

It will take some time to identify them, as they are charred." She added, "As soon as we have data on the deceased individuals, we will share it, as well as for those who passed away in hospitals."

The bus had departed from Guadalajara and was headed to Los Mochis in Sinaloa, known for being one of the strongholds of drug trafficking gangs in Mexico.

Mexico experiences a high number of traffic accidents. On November 21st of last year, at least 12 people were killed, and 58 others were injured in the overturning of a passenger bus on a road in Veracruz state, along the Gulf of Mexico.

In August, an accident on a road connecting Huachuca and Puebla involved a bus primarily carrying Venezuelan migrants, resulting in the death of 16 individuals.

On July 5th, a bus veered off the road in a mountainous area in Oaxaca state, leading to the loss of 27 lives.