At the very least 10 Cuban migrants died and 17 others had been critically injured when a cargo truck ferrying them had an accident within the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, Mexico’s migration institute stated on Sunday. The accident came about alongside the Pacific coast stretch of the Pijijiapan-Tonala freeway in Chiapas, a standard route taken by migrants who cross into Mexico from Guatemala on their method north in the direction of the US.
The motive force of the Ford truck, which isn’t designed to hold so many individuals, fled the scene of the accident, the Nationwide Migration Institute (INM) stated in a press release.
“In accordance with the primary studies, the motive force was dashing, misplaced management of the unit and overturned,” the INM added.
Photographs shared by authorities confirmed a truck with out quantity plates turned on its aspect in a ditch by the freeway, with half of the wood mattress and the tall aspect panels on its proper aspect torn off.
The 17 injured folks had been taken to hospitals and are being monitored, INM stated. One of many useless migrants was a baby.
Street accidents involving migrants aren’t unusual in Mexico, the place many individuals crossing the nation to the US journey in unauthorized and poorly maintained autos.
In December 2021, no less than 54 folks believed to be of principally Central American descent had been killed when the truck they had been in flipped over in Chiapas.
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