17 people died in a tragic road accident in the Puebla province of Mexico. The Ministry of Interior said that all the victims were immigrants from Venezuela, Colombia, and Central America.
Reuters reported this information in a report on Tuesday.
Puebla’s Interior Minister Julio Huerta told reporters there was an accident on the highway with 45 passengers. 17 people were killed in the incident. Another 15 people were admitted to the hospital with injuries. Among them, the condition of 5 people is critical.
Authorities said the bus carrying 45 migrant hopefuls on its way north from Puebla province lost control on the highway and crashed into nearby mountains on Monday afternoon. Part of it gets twisted. 15 people died on the spot. Two others died after being taken to the hospital. 13 people are still under treatment. .
Puebla State Interior Secretary Julio Huerta said the victims were all adults. Immigrant hopefuls often choose trucks and buses to avoid detection on their way to the United States illegally from Mexico. It almost caused an accident. Earlier in 2021, 56 people were killed when a truck carrying migrants overturned.