The calamitous collision unfolded on Tuesday, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake. The bus, carrying passengers including locals and migrants, collided with a trailer truck on the highway.
The impact was severe, leading to the loss of lives and causing injuries that have shaken the region.
Among the victims of the tragedy were eight men and eight women, with one minor also losing their life in the horrific accident. The toll on human life is heart-wrenching, leaving families and communities in mourning.
An additional 36 individuals sustained injuries and were swiftly transported to hospitals in Puebla for urgent medical attention.
As the communities grapple with the shock of the accident, authorities are left seeking answers about the cause of the collision.
The reasons behind the crash remain uncertain, prompting the Oaxaca Prosecutor’s Office to launch an expert-led investigation.
The goal is to unravel the sequence of events that led to this catastrophe and determine any accountability that may arise from it.
Over a dozen migrants, locals killed in Mexico bus crash
The tragedy has spurred government officials and organizations into action, extending their support to the affected individuals and their families.
Oaxaca Governor Salomón Jara Cruz expressed his condolences and solidarity, announcing collaboration among authorities to assist those in need. The sentiments were shared on various platforms, including social media channels.
I have instructed the heads of the relevant authorities to collaborate and support the injured people. We send a hug and condolences to the families of the deceased, to whom we will also provide all our support.- Oaxaca Governor Salomón Jara Cruz
The bus crash has cast a somber cloud over central Mexico, serving as a stark reminder of the fragility of life and the unpredictable nature of accidents.
As the investigation unfolds, communities are uniting to mourn the loss of lives and to provide support to the injured, their families, and the broader region impacted by this tragic event.