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Bus accident in Mexico, killing 20 people

May 20 2008

In central Mexico on Monday, a bus fell into a gorge, killing at least 24 people and another 20 were wounded, the Associated Press news agency reported citing local authorities.

According to the authorities of the State of Hidalgo, where the accident occurred, the bus with the passengers slid down the mountain road linking the city of Tampico and the capital, Mexico City, and fell into a gorge. Seriously injured were taken by helicopter to hospital in Pachuca, located 120 kilometers from the accident site.

According to preliminary information, the cause of the accident was the bursting of the bus while driving the bus, according to RIA News .

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