OAXACA, Mexico – At least 15 people were killed in a road accident in southern Mexico Saturday involving a tourist bus and a passenger van, authorities said.
More than 30 others were injured in the crash, which occurred in the state of Oaxaca, according to police and first responders.
The accident happened around 8 p.m. in the village of Los Limones on a road that runs close to the Pacific coast, they said.
“We have a report that at least 15 people were killed and many more have been taken to hospital,” local police official Faustino López Ríos told reporters.
The Mexican Red Cross tweeted that more than 30 people had been hurt.
Mis condolencias a los familiares de quienes perdieron la vida esta noche, en la Carretera Federal 200, a la altura de Los Limones.
— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) December 20, 2015
Mi solidaridad con las familias de las 15 personas que fallecieron esta noche en un accidente en Oaxaca. Pronta recuperación a los heridos.
— Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong (@osoriochong) December 20, 2015