At least two people were killed and 27 others injured in a traffic accident Thursday in Chiapas, southern Mexico, when the driver of a truck carrying 52 migrants "in an overcrowded manner" lost control of the vehicle and overturned in the municipality of Mezcalapa, Mexico's National Institute of Migration (INM) said.
It has not been possible to confirm the identity or nationality of the two deceased, according to the institution.
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Another 27 migrants, 21 adults and six minors, were taken to a local hospital. Of the injured, 24 are from Guatemala, one from Ecuador and one from Venezuela. The nationality of another victim has not been determined.
Nearly 30 people were injured in the crash. National Institute of Migration (INM).
"The INM will grant injured migrants a TVRH (Visitors Card for Humanitarian Reasons), in order to regularize their migratory status and thus continue to receive medical assistance," explained the INM that also indicated that, when they confirm the nationality of the deceased, "support will be provided in the administrative procedures and in the return of the bodies."
One dead and ten injured in Baja California
Early Friday another accident was reported in the city of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexican authorities said.
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A person originally from Ecuador died and ten others were injured when "they were transferred from the Mexicali International Airport to an administrative office of the INM to continue with the corresponding migratory process," the institute said in another statement.
A migrant from Ecuador died in a traffic accident in Baja California, Mexico, early Friday, September 29. National Institute of Migration (INM).
The Mexican authorities are in coordination with "the Consulate of Ecuador to report the death of his compatriot, 36 years old, and on the initiation of the procedure that allows the prompt repatriation of the body to his country of origin," according to the INM.
Of the injured, eight are from Colombia and two from Guatemala. The collision occurred between the van in which the migrants were traveling and a bus. The drivers of both vehicles were also injured.