At least 18 people have died after a heavy truck collided with two semi-trailers carrying fuel and a passenger bus on the Victoria-Monterrey highway in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. This was announced on Saturday, September 10, by the portal Aristegui Noticias.
The Tamaulipas Attorney General’s Office confirmed the death of at least 18 people in a fire caused by a collision between a passenger bus and a heavy truck carrying fuel. According to preliminary data, the solvent tank broke away from the truck and crashed into a passenger bus. A fire broke out, engulfing both vehicles. From the bus there was only a charred skeleton.
The driver of the two-trailer truck was detained to clarify the circumstances of the accident and his possible involvement in the fatal accident. The driver is believed to have tried to leave the scene.
The passenger bus left the state of Hidalgo for Monterrey (state of Nuevo Leon).
A day earlier, on September 9, 36 people were injured in an accident involving 23 vehicles in central Mexico on the Mexico City-Queretaro highway. The truck’s brakes failed. He drove into cars waiting for a green light