At least 19 people were killed and 32 more injured after a bus crash in central Mexico late Friday.
The accident took place on a highway in Joquicingo, a township in the State of Mexico that’s approximately 45 miles southwest of Mexico City.
— Reporte Índigo (@Reporte_Indigo) November 26, 2021
The State of Mexico’s Ministry of Health stated that a tour bus heading to a religious site in the State of Mexico crashed into a building after the brakes went out.
In addition, officials revealed that six people, including two minors, were flown to a hospital in Toluca, while others were transported to several hospitals in the region.
The injured people included multiple women and children, with injuries ranging from broken bones to head trauma, according to the Health Ministry.
Multiple agencies responded to the site of the crash, including the Red Cross and the Emergency Service of the State of Mexico.
On his part, Alfredo Del Mazo, the governor of the State of Mexico, said in a statement on Twitter that he has instructed the heads of the Civil Protection, Security, Rescue, and Health agencies to support the impacted families.
He instruido a los titulares de Protección Civil, Seguridad, Rescate y Salud a que apoyen en todo momento a las familias afectadas.
— Alfredo Del Mazo (@alfredodelmazo) November 26, 2021
The officials noted that the bus was heading from the municipality of Sahuayo, Michoacán, and bound for the Santuario del Señor de Chalma, a place of worship that is a Christian pilgrimage site.