Mexico Bus Crash: 19 dead, 22 injured after bus collides head-on with truck in Sinaloa

Mexico Bus Crash: According to officials, the truck and the bus were carrying nearly 50 people. It collided head-on before catching fire.

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Mexico Bus Crash: A tragic incident happened in northwestern Mexico, when a tragic collision between a double-decker bus and a truck, killed 19 people and 22 others were injured on Tuesday, said the authorities.

Bus crash in Mexico leaves 19 dead. 22 injured

Sharing a video on social media, Sara Quinonez, attorney general of Sinaloa state said, “Nineteen lifeless bodies have been counted,” adding that it would take time to identify the remains.

Officials were seen inspecting the charred wreckage of the passenger bus, which had been traveling from the city of Guadalajara in the western state of Jalisco to Los Mochis in Sinaloa.

Speaking at a press conference, Roy Navarrete, director of civil protection in Sinaloa said that the truck and the bus, carrying nearly 50 people, collided head-on before catching fire.

Why road accidents are frequent in Mexico?

Road accidents are a major problem in Mexico, frequently caused by high speed, unsafe vehicles, and driver fatigue. Crashes involving large freight trucks have risen on the country's highways.

One of the worst crashes occurred in July 2023 when a bus plunged into a ravine in Oaxaca, killing 29 passengers.

Road crashes are also a leading cause of death for migrants undertaking the perilous overland journey to the United States.