MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities say a highway collision between a passenger bus and a semitrailer in northern Mexico has left at least 16 dead and 22 injured.
The accident occurred Thursday morning outside the border town of Sonoyta, across from Arizona. The highway parallels the U.S.-Mexico border and connects Sonoyta with San Luis Rio Colorado.
The Sonora state prosecutor’s office said via Twitter that six of the 22 injured were in critical condition.
Photographs from the scene showed the front half of the bus demolished with the cab of the semi buried in the first rows of seats.
🇲🇽#MÉXICO 🚨#URGENTE | Al menos 16 personas murieron y 22 resultaron heridas tras un accidente a la altura del kilómetro 39 de la carretera Sonoyta - San Luis Río Colorado, #Sonora.— Rochex R. Robinson Bonilla (@RochexRB27) September 2, 2021
Ocurrió cuando un bus chocó por detrás contra un tráiler. pic.twitter.com/pgT6cgdBtY
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