MEXICO CITY, April 13 At least 12 people were
killed and eight were injured on Thursday following a head-on
collision in southwestern Mexico between a bus and a fuel tanker
truck which exploded, seriously burning some of the victims,
Rescue workers were still recovering bodies from the crash
site and the death total was expected to climb, said a
spokeswoman for federal police in Petacalco just inside the
state border of Guerrero and neighboring Michoacan.
"Some of them were burned to a crisp," the spokeswoman said.
At least eight people were also injured in the collision,
some of them critically, the spokeswoman said.
Police said the bus was travelling to the Pacific coast when
it hit the tanker, which had left the Lazaro Cardenas area en
route toward the interior of Mexico. It was not immediately
clear what had caused the collision, the spokeswoman said.
(Reporting by Dave Graham; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)