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Mexico: At least 20 killed, 25 injured after bus crashes into Atoyac River01:54

Mexico: At least 20 killed, 25 injured after bus crashes into Atoyac River

Mexico, Cordoba
January 11, 2016 at 04:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

At least 20 passengers were killed and 25 injured after a bus plunged off a bridge and crashed into the Atoyac river near the city of Cordoba in the Mexican state of Veracruz, Sunday.

The accident occurred when the bus skidded off a bridge over the Atoyac River, breaking through a safety barrier and plunging into the river, some 350 kilometres (217 miles) southeast of Mexico City.

The bus was carrying football players to an amateur football game, according to local officials. The Veracruz Governor initial told local media sources that speeding may have been the cause of the accident.

Video Courtesy of Xalapa Almomento

Mexico: At least 20 killed, 25 injured after bus crashes into Atoyac River01:54
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At least 20 passengers were killed and 25 injured after a bus plunged off a bridge and crashed into the Atoyac river near the city of Cordoba in the Mexican state of Veracruz, Sunday.

The accident occurred when the bus skidded off a bridge over the Atoyac River, breaking through a safety barrier and plunging into the river, some 350 kilometres (217 miles) southeast of Mexico City.

The bus was carrying football players to an amateur football game, according to local officials. The Veracruz Governor initial told local media sources that speeding may have been the cause of the accident.

Video Courtesy of Xalapa Almomento

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