Acayucan bus crash

From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
Jump to: navigation, search
Acayucan bus crash
Details
Date 13 April 2014
Location Mexico
Statistics
Deaths 36
Injuries 4

On April 13, 2014, shortly after midnight,[1] a bus traveling from Villahermosa to Mexico City collided with a broken-down tractor-trailer attached to a truck and caught fire, killing at least 36 people,[2] all of whom were businesspeople from the Veracruz region.[3] There were four survivors.[4] The collision took place near the municipality of Juan Rodriguez Clara, which is itself near Acayucan.[5] The bus was owned by a car-rental company called "Turtle",[6] and the truck was owned by a milk protein company called "Prolat".[3][7] The truck had been on the shoulder of the highway prior to being hit by the bus.[8] Javier Duarte, the governor of Veracruz, said that because the bus caught fire, it will be much more difficult to identify the victims' bodies.[9] A Veracruz Civil Defense Agency official said the victims probably burned to death inside the bus.[1]

Reactions

Mexico's president, Enrique Pena Nieto expressed his condolences to the victims' families via Twitter.[4] Mexico's Secretariat of Communications and Transportation, Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, also lamented the accident on Twitter, writing, "My deepest condolences to the families of the people who passed away in this accident."[10]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Associated Press (13 April 2014). "Dozens reported dead in Mexico bus crash". CBS News. Retrieved 13 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Mexico bus crash kills 36 people in Veracruz". BBC News. 13 April 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 Associated Press (13 April 2014). "Bus Crashes and Burns in Mexico, Killing at Least 36". New York Times. Retrieved 13 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 Associated Press (13 April 2014). "Bus hits truck on Mexico highway; 36 reported dead". Washington Post. Retrieved 13 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Reuters (13 April 2014). "At least 36 people killed in Mexico bus crash". The London Free Press. Retrieved 13 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Russo, Camila (13 April 2014). "Mexico Bus Crash Leaves 33 Dead, 4 Injured, El Universal Says". Businessweek. Retrieved 13 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "36 Dead In Fiery Mexico Bus Crash". Canada Journal. 15 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Agence France-Presse (13 April 2014). "At least 36 dead in Mexico bus crash". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 13 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "UPDATE 2-At least 33 people killed in Mexican bus crash". Reuters. 13 April 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. Lopez, Oscar (13 April 2014). "Veracruz Bus Accident: Crash In Mexican State Leaves 36 Dead; Enrique Peña Nieto Sends 'Deepest Condolences'". Latin Times. Retrieved 16 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>