At least 54 people have been killed and scores more injured after the truck they were being transported in crashed in southern Mexico, authorities say. More than 150 people, said to be migrants from Central America, were crammed into the truck’s trailer when it rolled in the state of Chiapas. Pictures show victims strewn across the road next to the overturned truck. Sabina Lopez, who lives nearby and ran to the scene after the crash, told the AFP news agency that she saw dozens of people screaming in pain, some trapped in the wreckage and others unconscious.
It is one of the worst accidents of its kind in Mexico. Forty-nine people were confirmed dead at the scene and five more died in hospital, Chiapas Governor Rutilio Escandón said. Some 105 people – 83 men and 22 women – were also injured in the crash, he said. Emergency officials said the victims included men, women, and children. Most of the people on board were from Guatemala, but there were others from Honduras, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic. The truck was reportedly speeding when it flipped on a sharp bend and hit a pedestrian bridge on the main road leading to the Chiapas state capital, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, at about 15:30 local time on Thursday.
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