Bus Crash in Mexico Kills 12, Including 7 American Tourists
At least 12 people were reported dead when a bus crashed near Mayan ruins in Mexico on early Tuesday, Dec. 19, officials said.
The bus was carrying cruise ship passengers, according to The Associated Press.
BREAKING: At least 12 people (mainly American and Swedish tourists) died when a bus carrying cruise ship passengers to Mayan ruins in eastern Mexico flipped over on a highway, Seven Americans and two citizens of Sweden are among the injured. pic.twitter.com/Vm6HiteIgW
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Seven Americans and two citizens of Sweden are among those dead in the crash, Quintana Roo state Civil Defense spokesman Vicente Martin confirmed to AP.
Video footage showed the bus on its side off the two-lane highway. Some survivors could be seen on the pavement.
The crash took place as it was heading to the ruins of Chacchoben, located 110 miles south of Tulum, AP reported.
The crash is now under investigation.