Mexico: 18 migrants from Venezuela and Haiti die in another road accident
Sylvie Claire / October 8, 2023
The accident comes just five days after ten Cuban women were killed when a truck overturned on a road in the southern state of Chiapas. It also comes as the flow of migrants seeking to reach the United States continues to increase.
This latest tragedy claimed the lives of "two women, three minors and 13 men, all from Venezuela and Haiti", said the Attorney General of the State of Oaxaca in a press release, adding that 27 people were injured.
The National Migration Institute (INM) reported that 55 foreigners were on board the vehicle, and that Peruvian nationals were among the victims, without giving further details.
The tragedy occurred at around 05:00 local time when the driver of the bus lost control of the vehicle, which overturned on a road linking the cities of Oaxaca and Cuacnopalan, in the neighboring state of Puebla (center), the public prosecutor's office said.
The injured were transported to local hospitals, according to the same source.
Also last week, two migrants were killed and 27 injured when the truck carrying them overturned in the Mexican state of Chiapas.
In early August, in the west of the country, at least 18 people died and 23 were injured when a bus crashed into a ravine. The vehicle was mainly carrying migrants.