16 people dead in Mexico road accident, over 30 injured

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Over a dozen people have died in a road accident on the Cuacnopalan-Oaxaca highway in central Mexico, officials from the state of Puebla said on Tuesday on social media site X, formerly known as Twitter.

A source from the Oaxacan state prosecutor said the death toll had risen to 16 from a previously reported 15. Among the fatally injured victims were eight men and eight women.

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Over 30 others were injured and taken to hospital after the bus they were traveling on crashed with a trailer in the early hours of the morning, the Puebla officials added.

A video shared on X by the local Red Cross unit showed a mangled white bus lying on its side and rescue teams working in the dark.

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