Highway Crash Claims The Lives Of Over 20 Pilgrims In Mexico

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Currents News Staff *Some viewers may find this video disturbing

A group of pilgrims who were returning from their visit to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City were caught in a bus crash that left over 20 dead and 30 others hospitalized, according to local authorities.


Photo: Arquidiócesis de Tuxtla

CNN Español reported that the bus was on its way to the Archdiocese of Tuxtla in Chiapas when it crashed into two other vehicles and a trailer truck on the Puebla-Veracruz highway.

The collision caused the bus carrying the travelers to catch fire and burn. Eyewitness video confirmed the state of the crash.

In the video footage, witnesses on the scene can be heard expressing concern that the burning bus would soon explode and asking for firefighters to arrive on the scene as soon as possible.

“In a coordinated manner, the task forces of the Government of Veracruz are working to address the accident that occurred on the Puebla-Veracruz highway, near the municipality of Maltrata,” said the local government in a statement via Twitter.

“We continue to provide support to the people who were involved in the tragedy,” the statement continued.

*Information on this story has been translated from its original Spanish.