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At least 25 killed in road accident in southern Mexico

8 March 2019, 11:54:00

At least 25 Central American migrants were killed and 29 others injured after a truck overturned on a highway in the southern state of Chiapas in Mexico, said the state attorney general's office on Thursday.

In a statement, the authorities confirmed that the accident occurred around 6:00 p.m. local time (1200 GMT) in the municipality of Soyalo where a three-ton truck went off the road and overturned.

The truck was loaded with Central American migrants and has no legal license to operate, according to preliminary reports from the authorities.

Investigations have been underway to find the cause of the accident, said the authorities.

Personnel from the Mexican Red Cross, the Civil Protection agency, as well as state and local police came to help those affected in the accident.

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