At least 12 die in fiery crash in southern Mexico
TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — At least 12 people believed to be migrants died Tuesday in a fiery crash in southern Mexico, authorities said.
The accident occurred before dawn near Palenque on a route through Chiapas state commonly travelled by Central American migrants. Two passenger vans collided, according to state Civil Protection authorities.
The Chiapas state prosecutor’s office said in a statement that the 12 victims had not yet been identified, but that three Hondurans were injured in the crash, including a minor who suffered severe burns.
The cause of the crash was under investigation.