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37 injured after passenger bus crashes into double-semi

Ixtapaluca, Mexico — At least 37 people were reported injured after a passenger bus crashed into the rear of a double-long semi.

The crash happened along the Mexico-Puebla highway at the height of the Mexican municipality of Ixtapaluca heading toward Mexico City. The passenger bus, which was full, crashed into the rear of a double-loaded semi carrying turbo fuel.

Photo: @GrupoRelampagos

Due to the complexity of the accident and the complexity in the arrival of ambulances, it was necessary for helicopters from the Air Rescue Group Relámpagos to arrive and begin transporting the injured. Four people were airlifted by helicopter to area hospitals due to the severity of their injuries.

Members of Civil Protection of the State of Mexico, State Emergency Service, the Red Cross of Chalco and Valle de Chalco, as well as members of the Mexican Army arrived to assist the injured.

While four of the injured were airlifted to hospital, a total 37 people were taken to area hospitals through various emergency services.

There was no official word on what caused the crash.