How many died in Mexico migrant truck crash?

A truck full of migrants overturned in Chiapas, Mexico, Thursday night, leaving 55 dead and 105 injured. The truck carrying the migrants crashed on a sharp curve outside the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez, according to Luis Manuel Garcia, head of the Chiapas civil protection agency.

Unfortunately 49 people died at the scene and 5 more died while receiving medical attention in hospitals,” Chiapas Gov. Rutilio Escandón tweeted.

“We have 105 injured (83 men and 22 women), care for the injured continues.”

On Friday, it was gathered that one more person died, bringing the death toll to 55.


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Chiapas’ civil protection agency said on Twitter that the tragedy was the result of a “car accident of two trucks traveling on the Belisario Domínguez Bridge and Ribera Cauharé in Chiapa de Corzo.”

“I deeply regret the tragedy caused by the overturning of a trailer in Chiapas carrying Central American migrants. It’s very painful. I embrace the families of the victims,” Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tweeted

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