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Several killed, injured after National Defense truck rolls

Oaxaca-Ixtlán, Oaxaca — At least six were killed and 11 left with serious injuries after a truck carrying elements of la Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional (Sedena) overturned along a highway in Oaxaca.

The accident happened around 4:00 p.m. Monday in the municipality of Ixtlán de Juárez when the driver lost control, leaving the highway and rolling into brush. Several men were left trapped under the weight of the truck.

Paramedics, firefighters and other elements of the Mexican Army arrived to remove the men from under the vehicle. Helicopters traveled in Ixtlan to transfer the seriously injured to hospital. La Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional (Sedena) says the vehicle was carrying 27 members at the time of the rollover.