MEXICO CITY — About 20 individuals died Wednesday in a fiery freeway accident involving a bus and a tractor-trailer within the Mexican state of Veracruz, in line with the authorities and native information shops.
The accident occurred on a principal freeway between the cities of Puebla and Orizaba.
The bus was touring east and carrying members of a Roman Catholic archdiocese within the southern state of Chiapas when its brakes failed and it slammed right into a tractor-trailer, flipped over and burst into flames, native information media reported.
Guadalupe Osorno Maldonado, the secretary for Civil Safety within the state of Veracruz, instructed reporters on Wednesday afternoon that it appeared that 21 individuals have been killed within the accident and that dozens had been injured. The Civil Safety workplace mentioned that the demise toll was not but closing.
A message posted on a Fb web page related to a parish within the archdiocese in Chiapas mentioned the worshipers have been coming back from a weekend pilgrimage to the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico Metropolis, Mexico’s most vital Catholic shrine.
The accident occurred alongside a stretch of the freeway recognized for its hairpin curves, fog and occasional crashes.