At least nine dead after tanker truck and bus collided

Evening traffic in Mexico City (icon image)
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A tanker truck and a coach collided in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas on Saturday morning, causing both vehicles to burst into flames. At least nine people died in the accident.

Ba tanker truck colliding with a coach are in Mexico at least nine people died. After the collision early Saturday morning (local time) on an expressway near the municipality of Hidalgo, both vehicles burst into flames, the police in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas said on Twitter. It is being determined whether the driver of the tanker truck was to blame for the accident.

According to media reports, one of the truck's two fuel tanks had come loose and crashed into the bus. Tamaulipas chief of civil protection, Pedro Granados, said according to the Reforma newspaper.

The number of dead could rise to 20 – the bodies were burned. According to the police, the bus was traveling from the central Mexican state of Hidalgo to the city of Monterrey, according to initial information.

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