TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities say 49 people were killed and dozens more injured when a cargo truck carrying Central American migrants rolled over on a highway in southern Mexico.
An official at the Chiapas state civil defense office confirms a preliminary estimated of 49 dead and 37 injured.
It is not unusual for freight trucks in Mexico to be carrying so many people in migrant-smuggling operations in southern Mexico.
The crash occurred Thursday on a highway leading toward the Chiapas state capital.
Photos from the scene show victims strewn across the pavement and inside the truck’s freight compartment.