Road accident in Mexico leaves 54 dead, multiple hurt


MEXICO CITY: 10, DECEMBER, 2021: At least 54 people mostly Central Americans lost their lives when a trailer collided with a truck and turned turtle in southern Mexico on Thursday, with most of the victims believed to be migrants, local authorities said.
In a tweet, State Governor Rutilio Escandón stated that "in addition to the deaths, 105 people were injured in the trailer crash in Mexico's Chiapas state, which borders Guatemala. Among the injured are 83 men and 22 and women"
As per the Attorney General's office, the condition of three injured people is said to be serious.
"My condolences to the victims and affected families. In communication with the State Government and Civil Protection. We make contact with the foreign ministries of the affected countries," Ebrard wrote on Twitter.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador shared his condolences on Twitter.
"I deeply regret the tragedy caused by the overturning of a trailer in Chiapas carrying Central American migrants," the President said. "It's very painful. I hug the families of the victims." (04)

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