Death toll in Mexico migrant road accident rises to 53: official

Death toll in Mexico migrant road accident rises to 53: official

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Mexico City: The local prosecutor’s office in Chiapas stated that the number of immigrants who died after their hiding truck hit a wall and overturned in Mexico on Thursday rose to 53.

“So far, 53 people have died and three more are seriously injured,” the office said in a statement which also announced it was taking over the investigation of the incident.

The prosecutor’s office did not specify the nationalities of the deceased, but regional authorities had previously said the majority were Guatemalans.

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