About 16 Catholics have been killed and 30 others injured in various degrees after a truck ran out of control when it lost its brakes, slamming into a religious procession in central Mexico.
Catholic procession stopped after truck kills 16 people, injures 30
A heavy truck carrying building materials lost its brakes on the town's main street, it slammed into a pedestrian procession of local Catholics
The government of the north-central state of Zacatecas said in a statement that the accident occurred in the town of Mazapil.
The Associated Press (AP) reports that a heavy truck carrying building materials lost its brakes on the town's main street Wednesday afternoon. It slammed into a pedestrian procession of local Catholics.
Such processions are common in Mexico to celebrate a saint's day or special religious occasion. They often walk on roadsides to local shrines.
There was no immediate information on the condition of the injured.
JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!
Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or: