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At least 8 killed, 20 injured in bus accident in Mexico


08:15, May 13, 2013

MEXICO CITY, May 12 (Xinhua) -- At least eight people died and 20 others were injured Sunday when a bus fell in a ravine while traveling in Mexico's central state of San Luis Potosi, the local Public Security Secretary (SSPE) said.

The accident occurred at 0400 local time (0900 GMT) on the Ciudad Valles-Mante highway, said SSPE in a statement.

The bus belonging to "Transportes Frontera" company, was destined from Monterrey, capital of the northern state of Nuevo Leon, to Huejutla, in the central state of Hidalgo.

According to press reports, 3 men and 5 women died, while the injured people were taken to Ciudad Valles General Hospital.

When the bus passed a dangerous curve named "The Japanese", the driver lost control of the bus and the bus fell in a 30-meter depth ravine. The driver survived the fall, the statement said.

Fire fighters from the local Fire Brigade and members of Mexico' s federal police, as well as rescue units from Ciudad Valles Red Cross and Tamuin municipality, arrived to the site of the accident to help the victims.

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