News ID: 240697
Published: 0757 GMT March 28, 2019

At least 32 killed in Guatemala as truck plows into crowd

At least 32 killed in Guatemala as truck plows into crowd

A truck crashed into a crowd of people in western Guatemala on Wednesday evening, killing at least 32 people, authorities said.

The truck struck a group of people who had gone onto the road to inspect another person who had been hit by a car, Cecilio Chacaj, a spokesman for the local fire department, Reuters.com reported.

The crash killed at least 32 people, and nine people were admitted to hospitals in a critical condition, Public Health Minister Carlos Soto said on local radio.

The accident took place in the municipality of Nahuala, west of Guatemala City.

The crash marked one of the country’s worst traffic accidents in recent years. In 2013, a bus plunged off a cliff in rural Guatemala, killing at least 43 people and injuring dozens.

 

   
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