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At least 6 dead, 68 wounded in Mexico bus accident
October 11th, 2017 | 11:11 AM | 290 views
At least six people were killed and 68 others wounded Tuesday when a bus transporting workers from a factory overturned in the border town of Reynosa, Mexico's northern Tamaulipas state.
The Tamaulipas civil protection bureau said the incident occurred at 1:20 a.m. local time (0620 GMT) as the bus was traveling on the road from Reynosa to the neighboring city of Rio Bravo, near the local airport.
Images provided by the state court show that the bus, which was transporting workers from a factory in an industrial park, was lying overturned on its roof.
Civil Protection rescuers, the Red Cross, the Federal Police, the Mexican Navy and even the state-owned oil company, Pemex, responded to the emergency to remove the passengers from the vehicle and take them to two nearby hospitals, according to the official report.
The Tamaulipas District Attorney's Office issued a statement saying that it was looking into the accident, which happened near the border with Hidalgo County, Texas.
courtesy of XINHUA NEWS AGENCY
by Xinhua News
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