Twenty seven dead in Mexico's bus crash
The coach travelling from Huautla de Jimenez to Mexico City plunges 200 metres into a ravine.india Updated: Jan 25, 2007 05:42 IST
Twenty-seven people died and 20 have been seriously injured in a bus crash in a mountainous region of Oaxaca state in southern Mexico, authorities said.
The coach was travelling from Huautla de Jimenez to Mexico City on Wednesday when it plunged 200 metres into a ravine, said a local police official.
Bus accidents occur frequently in Mexico, linked to poor vehicle maintenance, overcrowding, speeding and drivers who take undue risks.
Twenty-two passengers were killed on December 28 when a bus driver raced to get ahead of a train near Mexico and collided with it.