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School bus overturns in western Mexico, killing 11

Posted on Jun 15, 07:12PM | BNO News

URUAPAN, MEXICO : A school bus carrying dozens of young children to a crocodile farm in western Mexico overturned on Wednesday morning, killing eleven people and injuring about thirty others, officials said on Thursday. It follows a deadly bus accident in April.

The accident occurred shortly before noon local time on the Uruapan-El Sabino highway in the municipality of Uruapan in the western state of Michoacan. The State Public Security Ministry confirmed that eleven people were killed, including six adults and five young children, although their exact ages were not immediately released.

The bus, operated by Tata-Vasco, was transporting a group of children from the Juan Escutia kindergarten and the Lazaro Cardenas elementary school to the 'El Sabino' zoo and farm for a school field trip. The bus overturned near an intersection and crashed into a residential house, possibly after losing its brakes.

In addition to those killed, officials said 30 others were injured, many of whom were in a serious or critical condition.

In late April, a total of 43 people were killed and 27 others were injured when the rear trailer of a truck decoupled and slammed into an oncoming bus on the Alamo-El Potrero highway in the municipality of Alamo, which is located in the eastern state of Veracruz. It was the country's worst road accident in recent years.