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21 killed after overcrowded bus slams into private home

Joquicingo, State of Mexico — Twenty one people were killed and 33 injured after a passenger bus smashed into a private home. The accident happened Friday morning in Joquicingo, State of Mexico.

The driver, who is said to have lost his brakes, slammed into the private house killing 21 and injuring 33. The impact left the front of the bus completely destroyed. Witnesses to the accident ran to help those trapped inside the twisted metal at the front of the bus.

On social media, Governor Alfredo Del Mazo Maza posted that the bus was traveling from Michoacán to the State of Mexico when it crashed into the house. While he did confirm the loss of life, he did not provide a figure at the time.

“Unfortunately a few hours ago, there was an accident involving a bus that came from the State of Michoacán to the State of Mexico. A passenger bus. This bus crashed in the municipality of Joquicingo. Unfortunately there are several people who lost their lives and there are several more who are injured,” he said.

According to preliminary reports, the bus, which smashed into a house on the Joquicingo-Malinalco highway in the State of Mexico, “was overloaded.” Since the crash, authorities have reported the death of 21 people, up from the initial report of 19. They have not detailed if the deceased were all bus passengers or people from inside the home at the time of the accident.