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Deadly bus crashes in Chalma Joquicingo northern state of Sinaloa Mexico

19 persons were murdered and 32 others were injured in a bus disaster in Mexico.

A bus transporting Catholic pilgrims collided with a house in Mexico on Friday morning, killing 19 people and injured 32 more.

The bus's brakes failed in the hamlet of Joquicingo, and the bus's front was destroyed, according to videos published by Mexico's Mileno newspaper.

The passengers were traveling on a religious trip from Michoacan to the Sanctuary of Chalma, Mexico's second most famous pilgrimage site, after the Basilica of Guadalupe. They were around 45 minutes from their destination at the time of the crash.

The injured passengers' conditions were not disclosed Friday evening. Numerous ambulances had descended on the site.

Bus accidents that result in death are not rare in Mexico. In April, a collision between two buses in the northern state of Sinaloa killed sixteen passengers.

According to folklore, Chalma is a holy spot because a cross appeared magically in a cave in the area during the Spanish conquest. Previously, the cave was dedicated to an Aztec god.

Deadly bus crashes in Chalma Joquicingo northern state of Sinaloa Mexico

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