A bus carrying passengers overturned in the state of Puebla, resulting in the death of 15 people and injuring 30 others, including some migrants from various countries, such as Colombia.
The incident happened in the vicinity of the Miahutlán toll booth near the border of Puebla and Oaxaca, the southern states of Mexico, where the bus was allegedly departing from. Authorities still don't know what caused the accident, but they think it could have been a mechanical problem or a crash with a trailer.
Responders from the National Guard, Caminos y Puentes Federales, the Mexican Red Cross, and the National Migration Institute (INM) arrived at the scene to assist. The people who were hurt were taken right away to different hospitals in Tehuacán, San Gabriel Chilac, and nearby towns in Puebla for treatment.
Unfortunately, migrant routes in Mexico are known for their danger and are controlled by organized crime. Thousands of dollars are paid to smugglers for safe passage. Chiapas, Oaxaca, and Puebla states are among the passages that migrants use to reach the United States. However, according to reports from organizations, 2022 was the deadliest year, with 900 undocumented migrants losing their lives while trying to cross from Mexico to the United States.
In the fiscal year 2022, there will be 2.76 million undocumented migrants apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border, and in 2021, 118,478 asylum petitions will be filed in Mexico, which is the second-highest number. Sergio Céspedes Peregrina, the governor of Puebla, told the families of the people who died that he was sorry and that the injured people would get the care they needed.