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53 Die In Horror Crash Of Truck Smuggling Migrants In Mexico

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Bodies in bodybags are placed on the side of the road after an accident in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas state, Mexico, Dec. 9, 2021. in southern Mexico. (AP Photo )

Injured migrants are cared for on the side of the road next to the overturned truck on which they were traveling near Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas state, Mexico, Dec. 9, 2021. (AP Photo)

(AP) — Mexican rescue workers rushing to a highway accident found a Dante-esque scene of death and injury after a freight truck jammed with as many as 200 migrants tipped over and crashed into the base of a steel pedestrian bridge Mexico.

The migrants inside the cargo trailer were flipped, tossed and crushed into a pile that mingled the living and the dead.

By late Thursday, the death toll stood at 53, and authorities said at least 54 people had been injured in the crash in southern Mexico. It was one of the worst single-day death tolls for migrants in Mexico since the 2010 massacre of 72 migrants by the Zetas drug cartel in the northern state of Tamaulipas.

 

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