On 26 November 2021, a bus crashed on the Joquicingo-Malinalco highway in Central Mexico, killing at least 19 people.[1] A bus carrying Catholic pilgrims was travelling on a highway on route to a religious shrine when it crashed into a house.[2]

2021 Mexico bus crash
Date26 November 2021
LocationSan José el Guarda, Joquicingo, State of Mexico

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The bus was reportedly carrying Roman Catholic pilgrims, traveling from Michoacán to the Chalma temple, a religious site in Chalma.[3] The site is popular among Christians who pilgrimage there for 12 December, the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe.[4][5] The crash happened in the small town of San José el Guarda near the municipality of Joquicingo.[6] Six people who were severely injured were flown to a hospital in Toluca.[7][8] Witnesses said that the brakes of the bus failed, and the bus left the road crashing into a house.[8]

Response edit

Assistant state interior secretary Ricardo de la Cruz Musalem said that the injured had been airlifted to local hospitals and an investigation is underway.[6]

President of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador interrupted a speech to confirm the tragedy.[9] Governor of the State of Mexico Alfredo del Mazo Maza said that he regretted the accident.[10] He spoke of helping those injured and providing care to the families of the deceased.[11]

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References edit

  1. ^ "At least 19 killed in bus crash in central Mexico". Reuters. Reuters. 2021-11-26. Retrieved 2021-11-27.
  2. ^ "At least 19 killed in bus crash in central Mexico". CNN. Reuters. 27 November 2021. Retrieved 2021-11-27.
  3. ^ "19 Dead, Dozens Injured After Mexico Pilgrimage Bus Crash". HuffPost. 2021-11-27. Retrieved 2021-11-27.
  4. ^ "19 dead, 32 injured in Mexico pilgrimage bus crash". PBS NewsHour. 2021-11-26. Retrieved 2021-11-27.
  5. ^ "19 Dead, 32 Injured in Mexico Pilgrimage Bus Crash". NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth. Retrieved 2021-11-27.
  6. ^ a b "19 Dead, 32 Injured After Mexico Pilgrimage Bus Crash". uk.sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2021-11-27.
  7. ^ "19 dead, 32 injured in Mexico religious site pilgrimage bus crash". NBC News. Retrieved 2021-11-27.
  8. ^ a b "19 dead, 32 injured in Mexico pilgrimage bus crash". KOB 4. 2021-11-26. Archived from the original on 2021-11-27. Retrieved 2021-11-27.
  9. ^ "Alfredo Del Mazo lamenta accidente de autobús en Joquicingo, Estado de México". www.msn.com. Retrieved 2021-11-27.
  10. ^ Macías, Rodolfo Martín Mendoza (2021-11-26). "Alfredo Del Mazo lamenta accidente en Joquicingo" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-11-27.
  11. ^ "tweet". Twitter. Retrieved 2021-11-27.

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