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Tuesday 24 October 2017

16 killed in Mexico bus-train crash

At least 24 people have died in a bus crash in Mexico
At least 24 people have died in a bus crash in Mexico

At least 16 people were killed and 22 others injured in a collision between a passenger bus and a freight train at a crossing in northern Mexico, an official said today.

The official said the accident happened yesterday in the town of Anahuac, which is in Tamaulipas state near the border city of Nuevo Laredo, across from Laredo, Texas.

The train's operator, Kansas City Southern de Mexico, issued a statement confirming there had been "a lamentable accident" between one of its trains and a passenger bus at about 5.25pm local time. The company said its employees reported "an undetermined number of dead and injured at the scene".

Kansas City Southern did not give a cause for the crash. The Mexican official said investigators were looking into whether the bus driver tried to beat the train to the crossing.

The train was operated by the Transporte Frontera line on a route from Nuevo Laredo to the neighbouring state of Coahuila.

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