- At least 12 people died in a bus accident in India.
- The bus driver swerved to avoid stray cattle and collided with a truck.
- It is feared that the death toll could rise as several passengers received critical injuries.
At least twelve people were killed in northern India on Thursday after the bus they were traveling in ran off the road and crashed into a truck, police said Thursday morning.
The bus driver veered off the road to avoid hitting stray cattle on the road, authorities said. The accident occurred in the Barabanki district, 40 kilometers (37 miles) southwest of the city of Lucknow. Another 32 were injured out of the total of 60 passengers on board.
Indian bus accident kills 12
It is feared that the death toll could rise as several passengers received critical injuries, Senior Police Officer Yamuna Prasad said. They were being treated at a hospital, the news agency reported The Associated Press.
More than 110,000 people die each year in traffic accidents in India, according to the police. Most accidents are attributed to reckless driving, rough roads, and aging vehicles.
Four migrants die burned after severe car accident in Mexico
On the other hand, a great tragedy occurred in Mexico when four migrants lost their lives after a severe car accident in which there were both deaths and several injuries. Several migrants were transported in the car, apparently only passing through to reach the United States.
According to the Efe Agency A total of 4 migrants were burned to death in the accident registered in the state of Veracruz. Another 16 people were injured in eastern Mexico, the vehicle was completely set on fire due to the rollover.
4 migrants die in accident in Mexico
Police investigations indicated that the truck that was transporting the migrants who wanted to fulfill the American dream overturned on its way down the road to later catch fire on the night of this Tuesday, October 5, in a region of forced passage for thousands of undocumented immigrants who They seek to reach the United States.
The road accident occurred in the Nuevo Teapa-Cosoleacaque section, at the height of the Chapopotla community in the municipality of Moloacán. The van overturned with the passengers inside and caught fire, causing 4 migrants, who according to the survivors would be Central Americans, were burned to death.
Migrants die burned accident: Foreigners injured
Another 16 people who were traveling in the van were injured, all were foreigners from different countries such as Hondurans, Salvadorans and Guatemalans. Members of the National Guard, the Mexican Army and civil authorities attended the area, who attended to the wounded.
The state of Veracruz has become a mandatory passage for migrants, due to its geographical location, to reach the United States. It is worth mentioning that in recent months the number of Haitians who also seek to reach the border to fulfill their dream has increased.
Migrants die burned accident: Migratory flow
Mexico has registered a historic migratory flow in recent months with 147,000 undocumented persons detected in the country from January to August, triple that of 2020. And a record of 212,000 undocumented persons detained in July alone by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP, in English). ) from the United States, according to Efe.
Just this Tuesday, a total of 103 Central American migrants, including 38 minors, were detained by agents of the National Migration Institute (INM) of Mexico at a checkpoint in the state of Tabasco, southeast of the country, according to the immigration institution itself. .
Migrants die burned accident: The number of injured increases
Various media have reported that the number of injured has risen to 19, after the fatal accident on a highway in the state of Veracruz. Among the injured people are some minors of Honduran origin, who have already been transferred to a hospital, according to The Tribune.
The causes of the accident were due to the fact that the truck carrying the foreigners crashed with other units that were passing by on the road. This vehicle ended up overturned and burned, causing the death of four victims, so far the deceased have not been identified.
Immigrants will continue to be expelled under Title 42
After passing through Mexico to reach the United States, they have given bad news, since immigrants will continue to be expelled with Title 42, according to a recent statement from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The message also revealed how long this measure against illegal immigrants could continue.
“The Department of Homeland Security will continue to prosecute people in accordance with the updated Title 42 Order of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),” read a statement distributed by DHS. The agency said the removal of immigrants under Title 42 is “part of the United States’ COVID-19 mitigation efforts.” In addition, he warned that he would continue to expel single adults and families who come to the southern border.
Biden continues with Trump measure to expel immigrants
Just last Thursday, a federal appeals court granted temporary authorization to the Biden government to continue expelling migrant families expeditiously under Title 42. A public health provision promoted by now-former President Donald Trump.
The ruling blocks the decision of a federal judge in the District of Columbia who ruled in mid-September that it is illegal to deny migrant families with children the right to asylum by applying a regulation aimed at protecting public health, says Efe. Filed Under: India Bus Accident.
Biden administration ‘defends’ Trump’s anti-immigrant measure
The Biden Administration has defended the anti-immigrant policy called Title 42, arguing that its application is necessary to prevent outbreaks of COVID-19 within immigration detention facilities at the border.
The application of this regulation, highly criticized by activist and civil rights groups, is one of the few of the Trump Administration that is still in force with Biden in the White House. DHS reported when this order could end. Filed Under: India Bus Accident.
When could Title 42 removal of immigrants end?
As announced on August 2, 2021, CDC will review the latest information on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic. And the associated public health risks every sixty days to ensure the Order remains necessary to protect public health, ”DHS said in the statement.
In the first 11 months of fiscal year 2021, which began last October, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has made 1,541,651 immigrant arrests at the southern border. Of which 937,628 were expelled under Title 42, Efe points out. Filed Under: India Bus Accident.