Truck smuggling Central American migrants crashes in southern Mexico, leaves 23 dead, 31 injured

Mail Online | 3/8/2019 | Adry Torres For Dailymail.com
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A truck smuggling a group of Central American migrants crashed in southern Mexico leaving 23 dead and injuring 31 passengers.

The vehicle was traveling on a road connecting the cities of Ixtapa and Soyaló in the state of Chiapas when it allegedly experienced mechanical problems, according to investigators. A young girl was among the dead.

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The truck veered out of its lane before flipping and crashing at about 6pm on Thursday, about 155 miles north of the Mexico-Guatemala border.

The southern state of Chiapas borders with Guatemala and has served as a strategic point for Central American migrants heading to the Mexico-United States border.

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Thousands continue to descend upon Guatemalan towns and stream across the Mexican borders before continuing the dangerous trek northward in hopes of applying for and being granted asylum by the Trump administration.

The continuous stream of Central American migrants at the southern border entry sites has been a driving force behind President...
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