10 killed in highway crash in Mexico

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Mexico City, June 25 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 33 others injured on Friday when a bus collided with a tractor-trailer near Ciudad Juarez, Mexican authorities said.

The bus ran into the truck from behind shortly after 5 a.m., according to the initial report.

The 10 fatalities include two minors, EFE news agency reported.

Among those injured was the bus driver, identified only as a 58-year-old male, who remains in custody pending an investigation.

The bus was en route from Torreon to Ciudad Juarez, a metropolis just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas.

Several of the injured are listed in critical condition at hospitals in Ciudad Juarez.



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