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13 killed when passenger bus crashes into rockface

Motozintla, Chiapas — At least 13 deaths and 25 injuries were counted after a bus accident on the La Trinitaria-Chamic highway. Civil Protection responded to the accident site after a passenger bus heading to Motozintla crashed into a rockface.

The accident happened at 5:30 a.m. Monday. Civil Protection activated the pre-hospital emergency protocols due to the amount of injuries. Injured bus passengers were transferred to hospitals in Comitán de Domínguez with the support of the National Guard.

Personnel from the Attorney General’s Office of the state, along with Civil Protection of La Trinitaria and Comitán and the Red Cross, were on site.

According to the State Attorney General, 13 people (eight males and five females) were reported killed and 25 injured in the highway accident that took place along the Guatemala border region of Chiapas.

Aid brigades and ambulances transferred the wounded to hospitals in the city of Comitán de Domínguez.