Increases to 29 the dead after bus overturn in Oaxaca

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The tragic accident occurred at 6:30 in the morning when a bus from the Turísticos de Yosondúa line from Mexico City fell into a ravine after an alleged mechanical failure.

Oaxaca, Oax.- Jesús Romero López, Secretary of Government, reported that the number of deaths after the overturning of a bus increased to 29, including a one and a half year old baby.

According to official data, the tragic accident occurred at 6:30 in the morning when a bus from the Turísticos de Yosondúa line from Mexico City fell into a ravine after an alleged mechanical failure.

The last two victims died in the Hospital of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) in the Heroic City of Tlaxiaco.

19 injured hospitalized

The official explained that, meanwhile, 14 people are hospitalized in the same IMSS hospital, while another five injured were transferred to the city of Oaxaca de Juárez by air due to the seriousness of their injuries.

The names of the people transferred by air to the Valles Centrales hospital are: Ángel Robles Jiménez, Alison Jatziri Muñoz Pérez, Édgar Santiago Jiménez, Juana García Soria and Dilan Alexander Núñez Pérez, aged 6, 8, 13 and 14.

Three were mobilized to the Oaxacan Children’s Hospital “Dr. Guillermo Zárate Mijangos” and one to the General Hospital “Dr. Aurelio Valdivieso.

The indication of the Governor of the State, Salomón Jara Cruz informed the secretary is that, through the Emergency Medical Care System (SAMU), the aircraft are made available to the Oaxacan population.

He also reported that Oaxacan officials such as the Undersecretary of Legal and Religious Affairs of the Segob, Carlos Perez Campos Mayoral; the Secretary of Public Safety and Citizen Protection, Iván García Álvarez, the Secretary of Health, Alma Lilia Velasco; the Secretary of Well-being, Tequio and Inclusion, Laura Estrada Mauro; the state coordinator of Civil Protection, Mauro Cruz Sánchez; the general director of the DIF, Maribel Graciela Salinas; among others moved to the accident area to provide the support that is required.

Meanwhile, so far the situation of the bus driver, identified as Marcos Nicolás Cuevas, as well as the person who helped him, is unknown.

Source: Aristegui Noticias