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Mexico bus-train collision kills 16, 30 hurt

AT least 16 people were killed and 30 injured when a freight train slammed into a packed passenger bus in northeastern Mexico on Friday, authorities said, warning the death toll could rise.

The collision happened when the bus was attempting to cross the rail tracks in the city of Anahuac, Nuevo Leon state civil protection chief Jorge Camacho told AFP.

The accident occurred just after 5pm (2300 GMT) at Camarones station, near the border with the United States.

Two children were among the 16 dead, said Mayor Desiderio Urteaga, although other local officials warned that the toll could be nearer to at least 20, with some trapped after the smash.

The bus was full, with 60 people on board.


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