‘Migrant smuggling’ lorry crashes killing 49 people and injuring ‘dozens’

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A truck packed dangerously full with migrants has tipped over and crashed in Mexico killing 49 people and leaving dozens injured, according to reports.

The accident occurred when the vehicle hit a sharp curve outside the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez in the state of Chiapas in Mexico, according to police.

Authorities say 49 people have died in the incident, with many of these thought to be migrants from Central American nations

Dozens more are estimated to have been injured. Local media reported that the truck had around 100 people inside, with the weight of these passengers being a potential cause of the vehicle toppling over.

A witness reported hearing 'desperate cries and sobs' from the survivors as Mexican officials rushed to the scene, according to Reuters.

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