Bus accident near Tulum claims at least 11 lives

Bus accident scene. (PHOTO: lopezdoriga.com)

CANCUN — At least 11 people were killed and as many as 20 injured when a bus overturned on a highway between Tulum and Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo.

The passenger bus was covering a route from Acayucan, Veracruz, to Cancun and the Riviera Maya when it overturned about 4 a.m. Monday July 4.

Of the injured, eight were taken to hospitals in the area.

Bus accident scene. (PHOTO: lopezdoriga.com)
Bus accident scene. (PHOTO: lopezdoriga.com)

A source of the Attorney General of the State of Quintana Roo in reported that so far the causes that led to the accident are unknown.

The vehicle of the Tours Acosta line was overturned on its right side off the pavement.

Rescuers of the Red Cross, Civil Protection, the National Emergency Commission, state Public Safety and the Federal Police, among others, responded to the scene to provide assistance to victims.

The driver of the unit, with economic number 17877 and plates 337-RV-3, escaped.

According to witnesses, some of the injured passengers left by their own means and others had to be helped.