TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) -A bus in Honduras skidded off a freeway and fell right into a ravine on Tuesday, killing not less than 12 folks and injuring round two dozen others, authorities mentioned.
The bus, carrying practically 60 folks, crashed right into a bridge earlier than tipping right into a stream on the backside of the ravine about 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Tegucigalpa, based on police officers.
“There are actually 12 useless – 10 died on the scene and one other two on the hospital in Tegucigalpa,” mentioned fireplace brigade Lieutenant Cristian Sevilla.
The critically injured had been taken to the hospital by ambulance and helicopter, officers mentioned.
President Xiomara Castro mentioned on social media the federal government had declared three days of nationwide mourning.
“This can be a tragedy that impacts us all,” Castro wrote, including that the federal government would cowl the victims’ funeral prices.