Bus flips over in Mexico; 16 dead, 19 injured

Mexican authorities say a bus apparently went out of control after a blowout and turned over, killing 16 people in central Hidalgo state.

Last Updated: May 27, 2013, 11:50 AM IST

Mexico City: Mexican authorities say a bus apparently went out of control after a blowout and turned over, killing 16 people in central Hidalgo state.

State attorney general`s spokesman Fernando Hidalgo says the accident happened yesterday as a group of tourists was returning to Mexico City from a weekend trip to the thermal baths in the town of Santa Maria Amajac.
Hidalgo says witnesses reported that the bus driver lost control when the vehicle blew a tire. The bus hit a guard rail and flipped.

The official says the bus was an old model from the 1970s and in poor condition.

The attorney general`s Twitter account says seven men, seven women and two children died. Nineteen people were injured.

PTI