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

Catholic procession in Mexico

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.

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.

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