At least 25 dead in Mexico bus crash

2014-04-13 19:03
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Xalapa - A bus burst into flames after slamming into the back of a parked trailer-truck in southeastern Mexico, killing at least 25 people and injuring four others, an official said on Sunday.

The death toll could rise, Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte told Milenio television, but added the fire made it difficult to identify all the bodies.

"The trailer-truck was on the shoulder of the highway at kilometre 135... when the bus hit the back of the trailer, which caused this regrettable accident," he said.

"In addition to crashing, the bus caught fire, which makes the investigative work to identify bodies more difficult."

The accident took place between 06:30 GMT and 07:00 GMT as the bus took passengers from the southeastern Tabasco state city of Villahermosa to Mexico City.

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