The News-Times

19 dead, 20 injured in pilgrimage bus crash


Nineteen people died and 20 more were injured after a bus apparently carrying pilgrims to a religious site in central Mexico crashed on Friday.

Ricardo de la Cruz, an assistant interior secretary in the State of Mexico, said the accident occurred in the township of Joquicingo, southwest of Mexico City.

The bus was heading from the western state of Michoacan to Chalma, a town that has been visited by Roman Catholic pilgrims for centuries.

There was no immediate informatio­n on the condition of the injured passengers. Many Mexicans go on religious pilgrimage­s as Dec. 12, the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, approaches.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from United States