Saturday, August 18, 2012

11 killed, 25 injured in Mexico bus crash

ELEVEN people have been killed and 25 others injured when a bus ran off the road and fell more than 100m down a mountain ravine in Mexico's northwest.

Friday's crash occurred at a spot known as The Devil's Spine on the highway linking Durango city with the Pacific resort of Mazatlan, the mayor of that municipality, Alejandro Higuera Osuna, told the media.

The Red Cross and military officials joined fire rescue personnel at the site of the accident. The injured were taken to several different hospitals in Durango state.

Mexico averages around 24,000 traffic fatalities a year.

Sixteen people were killed and four others injured on August 6 in a collision between a van and a tractor in the northern state of Sonora. On April 20 a bus-truck crash in the state of Veracruz left 43 people dead and 27 injured. Source