Mexico City, – A fiery highway crash killed 29 people on Thursday when a fuel truck crashed into a passenger bus and exploded on a highway on the Mexican Pacific coast, authorities said.

Michoacan State Firemen’s Association commander Jorge Ostria told local media that that the driver of a truck carrying 40,000 litres of petrol lurched into oncoming traffic around 6:30 am (1130 GMT) and crashed into the bus.

The resulting explosion and fire burned the victims alive, he said.

The driver of the truck was among the dead.

Several passengers managed to escape the fire and eight people, including two small children, were hospitalized with injuries, according to La Jornada newspaper.(QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency

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