Mexico: 27 Dead Including Infant, 17 Others Injured as Bus Falls Into Ravine

Initially, it was reported that 25 people had died and 17 others injured, however, due to the severity of the injuries, two more people died at the scene and the number increased to 27 deaths.
Mexico: 27 Dead Including Infant, 17 Others Injured as Bus Falls Into Ravine
Mexico: 27 Dead Including Infant, 17 Others Injured as Bus Falls Into Ravine

In a major tragedy, at least 27 people including an infant died while 17 others were left grievously injured after a bus en route from Mexico City to Yosondua fell into a ravine on Wednesday. 

According to report, the bus drove off the road and entered a ravine more than ten meters deep. The accident happened in town of Magdalena Penasco.

Following the mishap, the personnel from Tlaxiaco Civil Protection reached to the scene to shift the injured to the Magdalena Penasco town, where residents, city council personnel, as well as private ambulances rushed the injured to take them to Instituto Mexicano de Seguro Social (IMSS) clinic. 

However, due to the lack of health personnel, help was requested from all the doctors in the town to treat the injured. Sheets or covers were also requested to handle the bodies, as well as cranes to remove the bus.

Initially, it was reported that 25 people had died and 17 others injured, however, due to the severity of the injuries, two more people died at the scene and the number increased to 27 deaths.

According to the government, the accident happened around 6:30 am (local time). Among the dead were 13 women and 13 men and a one-year-old baby.

Meawnhile, the governor of Oaxaca, Salomon Jara, has expressed regret on the accident and has ordered various state agencies to move to the spot to take care of the victims.

"I have given precise instructions to the Secretaries of Government, Health, Public Safety, Well-being, Tequio and Inclusion, Civil Protection, as well as the DIF, so that they move to the area of the accident in Magdalena Penasco to care for the people affected by this terrible accident," he tweeted. 

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