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2006-04-17 19:39:07

MALTRATA, Mexico (Reuters) - An overloaded tour bus veered off a mountain road, crashed through a metal barrier and tumbled deep into a ravine in eastern Mexico on Monday, killing 57 people. Local officials said there were three survivors of the crash, one of the worst in Mexico in recent years. After a full day of searching the scrub around the twisted wreckage the death count was lowered to 57 from 63 earlier. "Earlier we talked about 63 dead but we did a recount and this (57) is...

2006-04-17 17:52:53

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An overloaded tour bus veered off a mountain road, crashed through the metal barrier and tumbled hundreds of feet down a ravine in eastern Mexico on Monday, killing at least 63 people. The accident, on a steep stretch of highway linking the capital with the Gulf of Mexico port city of Veracruz, was one of the worst traffic crashes in Mexico in recent years. Television pictures showed ambulance workers carrying bloodied bodies away from the bus, which was...

2006-04-17 15:21:31

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A tour bus veered off a mountain road, crashed through the metal barrier and plummeted hundreds of feet down a ravine in eastern Mexico on Monday, killing 63 people, police said. The accident, on a steep stretch of highway linking the capital with the Gulf of Mexico port city of Veracruz, was one of the worst traffic crashes in Mexico in recent years. At least 10 children were among the dead. "It broke the barrier and went down a ravine," civil protection...

2006-04-17 14:31:41

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A tour bus veered off a mountain road, crashed through the metal barrier and dropped hundreds of feet down a ravine in eastern Mexico on Monday, killing 57 people, police said. At least five children were among the dead in the accident on a steep stretch of highway linking the capital with the Gulf of Mexico port city of Veracruz. "It broke the barrier and went down a ravine," civil protection official Ranulfo Marquez said. He said the dead were all Mexicans...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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