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Bus crash kills 8 in Central Mexico

Manufactured in 2015, the bus has undergone the latest mechanical check-up, according to the city's transit bureau.

Published: 31st December 2018 10:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st December 2018 10:30 AM   |  A+A-

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By UNI

MEXICO CITY: At least eight people were killed and 48 others injured when a bus fell into a ravine Sunday in Mexico's central Guanajuato state.

The accident took place in Lecon, city authorities said in a statement.

"Unfortunately, there are eight fatal victims so far, including the driver," they said.

Manufactured in 2015, the bus has undergone the latest mechanical check-up, according to the city's transit bureau. Some of the injured are in serious condition, Daniel Diaz, the state secretary of public health, told reporters.

Among those seriously injured were a pregnant woman and her 35-week-old baby, said Diaz. ​Investigation was underway to determine the cause of the crash.

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