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10 die as truck crashes, burns, falls from bridge in Mexico

10 die as truck crashes, burns and falls from bridge in Mexico

10 die as truck crashes, burns, falls from bridge in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Authorities in western Mexico say a tractor trailer rig that swerved to avoid another vehicle had 10 people packed into the cab when it crashed, burned and fell 20 meters (65 feet) off a bridge.

Prosecutors in western Michoacan state said late Monday that six of the dead were children. All were from the same small town.

The weekend accident began when a sport utility vehicle crashed into a median barrier on a bridge that crosses over a railroad line.

The truck driver swerved to avoid the SUV, but the truck flipped on its side and skidded about 15 yards (meters), leaving the cab hanging off the side of the bridge.

The cab then caught fire and fell off the bridge onto the railroad tracks below.


Updated : 2021-09-28 07:19 GMT+08:00