ADO crash kills eight on Mérida-Cancun highway

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An ADO passenger bus accident on the morning of February 6, near the community of Nuevo Xcán, Quintana Roo, has so far resulted in 19 injuries and 8 deaths.

According to official information, the passenger bus of the ADO company overturned after a dump truck loaded with material for the construction of one of the sections of the Mayan train crossed its track.

Presumably and with preliminary information from the rescue forces, it was the cargo truck that invaded the ADO lane, so while trying to avoid it, the transport bus overturned. Elements of firefighters, the National Guard, the army, the Red Cross and the Urban Rescue Unit went to the scene.

Emergency units from several neighboring municipalities that came to the scene to help the injured transferred the injured to different hospitals in the area such as Playa del Carmen, Valladolid, Cancún, Mérida and Puerto Morelos.

In the area, there was a deployment of security forces who cordoned off the perimeter to allow the prosecutor’s office to proceed with the removal of the bodies.


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In social networks, the list of passengers traveling in the ADO, on the toll highway from Cancun to Mérida passing through the Tintal, has been revealed. It was recommended that if they were relatives or acquaintances, they could call 911 to get more information and help the injured.

The bus that left for Mérida with 45 passengers fell from the side of the road between trees, near Tintal-Playa del Carmen, the events occurred near kilometer 242.

At 11:00 a.m., the National Guard, via its traffic information account on Twitter, notified the partial closure of traffic due to the accident, in the section towards Cancun.


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