At least 16 dead in Mexico after truck barrels into group of pilgrims
A pick up truck lost control of his vehicle on Wednesday evening and smashed into a group of participants in a religious pilgrimage. At least 30 more people were injured.
The dump truck was loaded with sand when it crashed into the procession of around 200 people heading into a Catholic church in the state of Zacatecas in north-central Mexico, officials said.
The truck “was apparently left without brakes and struck the crowd,” authorities told AFP. Despite hitting and dragging a van that was in its path, the dump truck tumbled into the people at the end of the line of pilgrims.
The truck driver fled the scene. The truck was registered property of a company called Industrial Construction and Transportation.
Local sources say between 16 and 20 people were killed, and between 30 and 36 injured. The accident occurred shortly after 7:00 pm local time.
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Source News: DW