Twenty dead af­ter bus plunges off bridge into gorge

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OPINION -

VER­ACRUZ, Mex­ico — Mex­i­can of­fi­cials say 20 peo­ple died when a bus plunged off a bridge and fell into a deep gorge. The head of the civil de­fence of­fice in the Gulf coast state of Ver­acruz says the ac­ci­dent killed 20 of the 25 peo­ple on board. Yolanda Gu­tier­rez said the bus was ap­par­ently car­ry­ing mem­bers of a soc­cer team when it skid­ded off the bridge Sun­day near the city of Cor­doba. The Ver­acruz state govern­ment said the bus was likely speed­ing, and the driver lost con­trol when it went over a speed bump.

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