Eight people were killed and 30 others hurt when their bus plunged into a ravine in central Mexico, authorities said Tuesday.
The accident occurred Monday night as the bus was en route to Mexico City from Guanajuato state, the Mexico state Attorney General’s Office said.
Authorities did not offer an explanation for why the bus flipped over and fell to the bottom of a ravine near a spot known as Las Cascadas.
“The injured were taken to hospitals in Jilotepec, Nicolas Romero and Villa del Carbon,” the state AG’s office said in a statement, while the coroner’s office took charge of the dead.
Media accounts said the bus passengers were religious pilgrims headed to the capital for a visit the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico’s patron saint.