Nearly 20 people died in a road accident on a highway in central Mexico on Saturday, according to authorities.
The authorities said a transport truck smashed into a toll booth and six other vehicles, leaving 19 people dead and three injured.
Mexico’s Federal Roads and Bridges and Related Services agency revealed that the brakes on the truck, which was transporting shampoo base, apparently failed before it crashed into the toll booth and then the vehicles, igniting a large fire on the highway connecting Mexico City with Puebla state.
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Videos posted on social media showed some of the vehicles involved in the incident engulfed in flames, while others near the toll booth were completely destroyed.