Photo: Scene of accident (@alfaguilera)
At least 13 people died and another 20 were injured Friday when a bus turned over as it traveled along a highway in the central state of Mexico, media outlets said.
The accident took place around 7:00 a.m. on the highway connecting Naucalpan municipality with Toluca, the capital of Mexico state, at a place near San Francisco Chimalpa.
The bus went off the road and plunged down a ravine some 30 meters (95 feet) deep as several passengers were shot out of the vehicle.
Emergency management crews, firefighters and state police are working in the area to recover the bodies still trapped in the bus, while the injured have been taken by helicopter to nearby hospitals.
In a statement on the Televisa network, Eduardo Luque, a delegate from the federal transportation department in Mexico state, said the bus was apparently speeding, though the allegation must still be confirmed by an investigation.
According to highway safety experts, every year in Mexico there are approximately 4 million traffic accidents that take around 24,000 lives.