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Six killed, 30 injured in Sonora train, bus collision

De Vícam, Sonora — So far, six people have died and more than 30 injured after a freight train collided with a passenger bus in the indigenous community de Vícam in southern Sonora.

The accident happened Tuesday morning around 10:00 a.m. at a roadway intersection when the driver of the 40-passenger bus crossed the tracks in the path of an oncoming Ferromex freight train.

Rescue personnel including firefighters, the Red Cross and Civil Protection, arrived and began removing victims from the twisted iron. The Ministry of Health in Sonora arranged a for a state government helicopter to carry out hospital transfers of at least 15 seriously injured bus passengers.

Official sources confirmed that the balance, as of 1:00 p.m. , was six dead and more than 30 injured, 10 seriously. Survivors were transferred to public hospitals in the municipalities of Guaymas and Ciudad Obregón.

The names of the deceased have not been issued. Ministerial authorities continue to work with experts to determine the causes of the accident.