August 20, 2014
At least 36 people killed in Mexican bus crash
At least 36 people were killed and four injured today when a passenger bus crashed into the back of a truck in eastern Mexico and caught fire, the government of the state of Veracruz said.
The bus had left Villahermosa in Tabasco state and was en route to Mexico City when it crashed by the municipality of Juan Rodriguez Clara, the Veracruz government said in a statement.
"Apart from being hit, the bus also caught fire, making the job of identifying bodies difficult," Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte said on local television. “My condolences to the families of those who died”, twitted Duarte.
Bus crashes and road accidents occur frequently in Mexico, taking a heavy death toll each year.
In 2012, at least 43 people died when a truck hit a bus in Veracruz, and just a couple of months later more than 30 others were killed in a separate accident in Guerrero state.