Mexico bus crash results in deaths of at least 33 people

Bus had left Villahermosa in Tabasco state and was en route to Mexico City

The bus had left Villahermosa (right) in Tabasco state and was en route to Mexico City to the west when it crashed by the municipality of Juan Rodriguez Clara, the Veracruz government said. Photograph: Google Maps

The bus had left Villahermosa (right) in Tabasco state and was en route to Mexico City to the west when it crashed by the municipality of Juan Rodriguez Clara, the Veracruz government said. Photograph: Google Maps

 

At least 33 people were killed and four injured today when a bus crashed into the back of a truck in eastern Mexico and caught fire, the government of the state of Veracruz said.

The bus had left Villahermosa in Tabasco state and was en route to Mexico City to the west when it crashed by the municipality of Juan Rodriguez Clara, the Veracruz government said in a statement.

Bus crashes and road incidents occur frequently in Mexico, taking a heavy death toll each year.

In 2012, at least 43 people died when a truck hit a bus in Veracruz, and just a couple of months later more than 30 others were killed in a separate accident in Guerrero state.

Reuters