More than a dozen killed as bus overturns in central Mexico

More than a dozen people were killed on Monday after a bus overturned in a highway accident in central Mexico, the state attorney general’s office said.

One other person was injured and 28 people were aboard the bus when it crashed on a highway north of the city of Puebla, according to a statement.

The bus’s right wing collided with a truck, flipping the vehicle several times.

The impact of the crash dislodged and damaged some of the luggage compartments and ripped the roof off the bus.

Video circulating on social media showed a number of passengers trapped in the wreckage and rescuers trying to extract them from the bus. Some of the passengers were seen motionless on the ground.

Video also showed firefighters pulling one dead person from the wreckage.

A state of emergency was declared in the area, while rescue teams and investigators were dispatched to the scene.

It is unclear what caused the crash, which the highway was closed in order to investigate, authorities said.

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