Saturday, 5 October 2013

Bus plunges down hillside outside Mexico City, killing 14

At least 14 people were killed and 20 others injured when a bus fell into a ravine in Mexico State, south-central Mexico on Friday, local authority said, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

The accident happened about 7:30 a.m.(1230 GMT) when a passenger bus fell into a 50-meter-deep ravine in Naucalpan-Toluca highway. The vehicle was heading to Cuatro Caminos, a metro station in Mexico City, Naucalpan Municipal Police said.

Fourteen victims, including two children, were killed on the spot. The injured people were sent to local hospitals by three helicopters and several ambulances, local police said.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, while the preliminary finding shows the driver lost control when the bus was speeding on the road.

The road has been suspended to facilitate rescue work.

According to highway safety experts, every year in Mexico there are approximately 4 million traffic accidents that take about 24,000 lives.

Saturday 5 October 2013