MEXICO CITY. At least 19 passengers on a bus carrying pilgrims from the state of Michoacán to the sanctuary of Chalma, 50 kilometers from Mexico City, died and another 30 were injured in an accident that according to an initial reconstruction was caused by broken brakes. of the vehicle.
The authorities of the State of Mexico indicated that the driver realized what was happening along a descent between the municipalities of Joquicingo and Malinalco, but could not avoid a violent impact of the bus against a building.
Local media reported that at least 13 bodies were still trapped in the twisted metal a few hours after the accident, while the injured were being transported to nearby hospitals by ambulances and even two helicopters.