16 July 2024,   07:18
1 dead, 81 hurt as truck carrying migrants crashes in Mexico

A truck loaded with Central American migrants crashed in southern Mexico on Tuesday, killing one and injuring dozens more.

Images posted online by Mexican media outlets showed the crumpled truck on the side of the road and health workers treating the injured at the scene. Some were bleeding from the head, and there was at least one child in the group.

The Civil Defense department in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz gave the injury toll as 81.

Mexico’s National Guard said the crash was reported at 8 a.m. and those on board were undocumented people mostly from Guatemala but also Honduras and El Salvador.