49 migrants dead, dozens hurt in truck crash in south Mexico

 KV Network 49 migrants dead, dozens hurt in truck crash in south Mexico

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)

 


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