GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – A truck crashed right into a crowd of individuals in western Guatemala on Wednesday night, killing not less than 32 folks, authorities mentioned.
The truck struck a gaggle of people that had gone onto the street to examine one other one that had been hit by a automotive, Cecilio Chacaj, a spokesman for the native fireplace division, informed Reuters.
The crash killed not less than 32 folks, and 9 folks had been admitted to hospitals in a crucial situation, Public Well being Minister Carlos Soto mentioned on native radio.
The accident occurred within the municipality of Nahuala, west of Guatemala Metropolis.
“Presently we’re coordinating our response to convey full help to the family members of the victims,” President Jimmy Morales wrote in a publish on Twitter. “My heartfelt condolences.”
The crash marked one of many nation’s worst site visitors accidents lately. In 2013, a bus plunged off a cliff in rural Guatemala, killing not less than 43 folks and injuring dozens.
Reporting by Sofia Menchu; writing by Julia Love; Enhancing by Simon Cameron-Moore