Multiple accident on the Mexico-Puebla highway left 15 dead and a car burned

This Saturday afternoon there was a strong accident on the Mexico-Puebla highway near the San Marcos booth (Photo: Twitter / @ SUUMA_CDMX)

On the afternoon of this Saturday there was a strong accident in the Mexico-Puebla highway at the height of the San Marcos toll booth, in Chalco, State of Mexico, in which several vehicles were involved.

According to the National Guard, the circulation closure in both directions by multiple collision, approximately at kilometer 032 + 200 from the Mexico-Puebla highway; authorities reported that emergency services arrived to provide support in the area.

“# Attention in #EdoMex circulation closure is recorded in both directions due to multiple collisions, approximately at km 032 + 200 highway (1710) México-Puebla, same section. Emergency services personnel and @GN_MEXICO_ provide support in the place “, alerted the agency in its social network.

A trailer would have crashed into several vehicles, including a passenger bus, and into the toll booth (Photo: Twitter / @ Deb_Estrella)
A trailer would have crashed into several vehicles, including a passenger bus, and into the toll booth (Photo: Twitter / @ Deb_Estrella)

According to preliminary information, a trailer would have run out of brakes while circulating at the height of the penultimate toll booth, in the direction of the capital, hitting various vehicles who were waiting to pay the track and against the booth.

Among the vehicles involved are seven private cars, a van and a passenger bus of the National Institute of Migration.

For their part, civil protection authorities and firefighters of Chalco, as well as the Twitter account of SUUMA Volunteers, reported that so far there would be at least 15 fatalities in the accident and four people who were injured and they were transferred alive to hospitals.

“Until now we have an accounting of 10 vehicles, counting the cargo truck and so far we have 15 people who lost the life, “said Adrián Chávez, deputy director of the fire department of Chalco.

So far there have been at least 15 fatalities in the accident (Photo: Twitter / @ SUUMA_CDMX)
So far there have been at least 15 fatalities in the accident (Photo: Twitter / @ SUUMA_CDMX)

Federal Roads and Bridges of Income and Related Services (CAPUFE) also warned on his social networks that traffic on the highway it is closed “For attention to accident”, so he asked motorists to take their proper precautions.

Meanwhile, the C5 of the State of Mexico explained that the Secretary of Security received an emergency call from the fire of a vehicle on the highway, at kilometer 33, Colonia San Marcos; The citizen attention center confirmed the dispatch of firefighters and elements of Public Security to the place.

Likewise, the state governor, Alfredo del Mazo, pointed out that the Civil Protection, Rescue and Health bodies, in coordination with federal and municipal authorities, they are already in the crash zone.

CAPUFE warned on its Twitter account that traffic on the highway is closed (Photo: Twitter / @ linea_caliente_)
CAPUFE warned on its Twitter account that traffic on the highway is closed (Photo: Twitter / @ linea_caliente_)

Similarly, he assured that the paramedics are supported by a lightning group helicopter of the State of Mexico, to transfer them to hospitals.

“By instruction of the Governor @ alfredodelmazo I moved to km 33 of the Mexico-Puebla highway to coordinate relief efforts for injured people and provide comprehensive care to the families of the deceased”, Published shortly after Ricardo de la Cruz Musalem, undersecretary general of the Government of the State of Mexico.

Furthermore, it was announced that expert services and the Public ministry have arrived in the area to initiate investigations and clarify the identity of the victims; Capufe personnel are also on site to clean the area, the traffic closure is partial.

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