MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nineteen individuals died and 32 extra had been injured after a bus apparently carrying pilgrims to a non secular web site in central Mexico crashed on Friday.
State officers stated the bus apparently misplaced its brakes and slammed right into a constructing within the State of Mexico.
Six of the victims suffered accidents so extreme they had been flown to hospital in Toluca, the state capital.
Ricardo de la Cruz, the assistant state inside secretary, stated the accident occurred within the township of Joquicingo, southwest of Mexico Metropolis.
The bus was heading from the western state of Michoacan to Chalma, a city that has been visited by Roman Catholic pilgrims for hundreds of years.
There was no quick data on the situation of the injured passengers. Many Mexicans go on spiritual pilgrimages as Dec. 12, the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, approaches.
As a result of they typically stroll or bike on slim roads or journey in ageing buses, accidents are usually not unusual.
Mexico State borders Mexico Metropolis on three sides, and contains each distant rural villages and crowded suburbs of the capital.
Chalma was a web site sacred in pre-Hispanic occasions earlier than the 1521 conquest. After the Spanish got here, believers say, a cross miraculously appeared in a cave that had been devoted to an Aztec god, making Chalma a Christian pilgrimage web site.