A tragic deadly bus accident in the southern state of Oaxaca, Mexico, has claimed the lives of at least 29 passengers after the deadly bus lost control and plunged into a deep gully.
A devastating accident unfolded in southern Mexico when a passenger bus veered off the road and plunged into a 23-meter deep ravine, resulting in the loss of at least 29 lives. The incident occurred in the predominantly indigenous Mixteca region of the state of Oaxaca.
According to Jesus Romero, the state’s interior secretary, 27 individuals, including an 18-month-old toddler, perished in the tragic accident. Around 20 people sustained injuries, with some of them in critical condition.
Later updates from Romero’s office indicated that the death toll had risen to 29, as two victims succumbed to their injuries in the hospital.
Preliminary reports suggest that the bus driver lost control of the vehicle, ultimately leading to its plunge into the ravine. Romero commented on the incident, stating, “It appears that a lack of skill and tiredness caused the accident.”
Photographs shared by the police depicted the bus overturned, with the passenger compartment completely crushed.
The bus was en route from Mexico City to transport passengers to various remote mountain villages located in the impoverished Mixteca region. The route, along with the personal belongings, bundles, and baskets scattered amid the wreckage, indicated that the victims were likely individuals who worked in manual labor in the capital and were returning to their hometowns.
The tragedy is a somber reminder of the risks faced by many in remote and economically disadvantaged regions when traveling for work or personal reasons. The accident has left the community in mourning and highlights the importance of road safety and responsible driving.