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Archive for Sunday, September 16, 2007

Bus carrying tourists crashes, at least 17 dead

September 16, 2007

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— A bus carrying tourists, including passengers of a flight from Phoenix, crashed in western Mexico on Saturday, killing at least 17 people, authorities said.

The bus was carrying 35 passengers from the resort city of Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara when it ran off a mountain road and plunged into a ravine near the town of Compostela, about 125 miles from Guadalajara, the Nayarit's state prosecutor's office said in a statement.

At least 17 people were killed, including 13 men, three women and a 1-year-old child. Another 14 were injured, five seriously, the statement said.

Red Cross spokesman Miguel Langarica said 18 people were killed and 13 injured. It was not immediately possible to explain the discrepancy.

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