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Monday 21 April 2014

10 members of band die in car crash

Ten members of a band were killed and five injured in a road accident in northern Mexico

Ten members of the musical group La Reyna de Monterrey have been killed and five injured in a road accident in northern Mexico, police said.

A police official said the driver of the vehicle that was carrying the band dozed off on Saturday morning, causing the vehicle to strike the side of a truck then cross over into the other lane and crash head on with a tractor-trailer.

The official said the impact was so powerful that many band members were thrown from the vehicle onto the road connecting Nuevo Laredo and Monterrey.

La Reyna de Monterrey played the musical genre known as Banda music.

They had played in a bar in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas on Friday night.

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