Tuxtla Gutierrez (Mexico), Dec 10 (AP) A cargo truck jammed with Central American migrants rolled over on a highway in southern Mexico on Thursday, killing an estimated 49 people and injuring dozens more, authorities reported said.
An official at the Chiapas state civil defense office confirmed a preliminary estimate of 49 dead and 37 injured.
It is not unusual for freight trucks in Mexico to be carrying so many people in migrant-smuggling operations in southern Mexico.
The crash occurred on a highway leading toward the Chiapas state capital. Photos from the scene showed victims strewn across the pavement and inside the truck’s freight compartment. (AP)