Train collides with bus in Mexico
Friday, December 29, 2006
The collision has killed at least 24 people and injured 12 more, according to police and other Mexican authorities.
Another department spokesman, Octavio Campos, said that 19 bodies had been recovered from the wreckage of the bus, and that two of the 12 people initially listed as injured later died in the hospital.
The bus driver apparently misjudged the speed at which the train was traveling, thinking he could beat it across the level crossing.
The bus driver was arrested following the crash, and according to officials, was trying to flee the scene. The train conductor was also detained for questioning. The train was pulling 36 empty wagons at the time on the incident.
Juan Carlos Herrera, an emergency worker at the scene, said the casualties were all from Mexico.
- Reuters. "Mexico bus and train smash; 24 dead" — , December 29, 2006
- United Press. "Mexico: Bus-train crash kills at least 24" — , December 29, 2006
- Associated Press. "Train slams into bus in Mexico; 21 dead" — , December 29, 2006
- "22 killed in Mexico train-bus collision" — , December 29, 2006