Truck accident in Chiapas kills 10 Cuban migrants, injures 17

Ten Cuban migrants died and 17 extra have been injured when an overloaded truck overturned in Chiapas early Sunday morning.

The accident occurred on the Pijijiapan-Tonalá freeway, which is continuously utilized by migrants touring north from the Guatemalan border in the direction of america. The lifeless have been all girls, one among them a minor.

The motive force of the overloaded automobile was reportedly dashing earlier than he misplaced management of the unit. He instantly fled the accident. (@INAMI_mx/X)

In line with a press release by Mexico’s Nationwide Migration Institute (INM), “the motive force was dashing, misplaced management of the unit and overturned.” The motive force then fled.

Images of the accident scene present that the truck was a wooden-backed Ford mannequin not designed to hold individuals, and was additionally lacking license plates. The automobile was nearly completely destroyed on impression.

Of the 27 Cuban migrants touring within the truck, 17 survived however have been significantly injured. They have been transferred to hospitals in Pijijiapan and Huixtla for remedy, and Cuban authorities are being saved knowledgeable of their situation.

The newspaper El Common reported that the migrants had spent a number of days in Tapachula attempting to acquire Mexican humanitarian visas earlier than boarding the truck north. The human smugglers who facilitated the journey haven’t been recognized by authorities.

It was the second deadly accident in three days involving migrants being transported by Chiapas in overloaded vehicles. On Thursday, two individuals died when a dump truck carrying 52 migrants of assorted nationalities additionally misplaced management and overturned within the municipality of Mezcalapa.

In December 2021, 55 migrants have been killed and greater than 100 injured in related circumstances when a tractor-trailer overturned in Chiapas. Investigations into the accident uncovered a community of human smugglers who allegedly charged migrants 60,000 pesos (US $2,860) every to move them to the U.S. border.

With stories from CNN, Reuters and El Common

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