At least 16 people are dead and 36 people injured after a passenger bus carrying migrants and locals crashed in the northwestern Mexico state of Sinaloa, according to local officials. The bus was reportedly traveling from the city of Puebla when it overturned and crashed in the municipality of Badiraguato early Saturday morning.
The majority of the victims were locals from Badiraguato, with fourteen dead and twenty-seven injured. Several of the victims were migrants from Central America who were passing through Mexico on their journey to the United States. Two of the migrants were killed and nine were injured.
An investigation is underway to determine the exact cause of the crash, but initial reports suggest that the bus driver was speeding and lost control of the vehicle. The driver and another passenger were seriously injured in the incident and are being treated in local hospitals.
The Mexican government has expressed its condolences to the families of the victims and has sent a team of emergency personnel to the scene to provide assistance. The government has also created a relief fund for the families of the victims and will be making sure that the injured are provided with the necessary medical care.
This tragic accident serves as a reminder of the dangerous journey that many migrants have to make when traveling across Mexico in search of a better life. The Mexican government is under increased pressure to improve safety and security on its roads, but until that happens, these types of accidents will continue to happen.