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21 killed, 30 injured in Veracruz highway accident

Xalapa, Veracruz — The Secretariat of Civil Protection of Veracruz has confirmed the death of 21 people after a bus and tractor trailer collision along the Acatzingo-Ciudad Mendoza highway in the state of Veracruz.

Civil Protection has reported the death of 19 on site and two in hospital after a tractor trailer reportedly rear ended a passenger bus. The bus, which was heading from Mexico City to Chiapas, was carrying a full busload of passengers.

Both vehicles caught fire after the collision. Reports say another 30 people were also injured in the massive highway accident.