MEXICO CITY – Six people were killed and 16 others injured when a passenger bus overturned on a highway in central Mexico, authorities said.

A private collective transport unit, carrying about 35 passengers, overturned on Saturday on a federal highway near the Izúcar de Matamoros municipality, in the central state of Puebla, when it was heading towards the entity’s capital.

In the accident, six of the passengers perished and another 16 were injured, the General Coordination of Civil Protection of the state of Puebla confirmed to The Associated Press on Sunday.

In the case, one of the passengers who is presumed to have caused the accident was arrested when he approached, supposedly in a drunken state, towards the bus driver and forcibly took control of the steering wheel, which caused the unit to overturn, they reported. local media.

Elements of Civil Protection, firefighters, the National Guard, and medical services traveled to the area to treat the wounded who were transferred to the regional hospital.

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