By: Steve Dellar | 06-20-2018 | News
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Mexico - Truck Drives Into Protesters, 7 Dead (Graphic Video)

At least seven people died in the Mexican city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez when a truck drove into a crowd of protesting teachers. Ten others were wounded of whom two remain in a critical condition.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">Un tráiler, aparentemente sin frenos, embistió a un grupo de personas sobre la Carretera de La Pochota, en Tuxtla Gutiérrez. No se ha oficializado el número de heridos <a href="https://t.co/sOKvD7BTnY">pic.twitter.com/sOKvD7BTnY</a></p>&mdash; REFORMACOM (@Reforma) <a href="https://twitter.com/Reforma/status/1009564709807443968?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 20, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Local teachers were protesting at the municipality to demand higher wages and had blocked off the street. The truck saw this too late and his brakes failed him. According to the public prosecutor, there is no foul play.

Before the truck slammed into the group of people he had already crashed into multiple vehicles. The truck driver was only lightly wounded and remains in shock.

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According to the official police report, it was a cargo truck with a trailer that rammed two vehicles that were parked as well as some food stalls. Five people died instantly, two others on the way to the hospital.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">Siete personas murieron en Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, cuando un tráiler de doble remolque se quedó sin frenos y en su paso arrolló personas, puestos y coches <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EnPunto?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#EnPunto</a> Denise Maerker <a href="https://t.co/tpSxVjzuil">pic.twitter.com/tpSxVjzuil</a></p>&mdash; Noticieros Televisa (@NTelevisa_com) <a href="https://twitter.com/NTelevisa_com/status/1009669024987283456?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 21, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The accident occurred near the facilities of Petróleos Mexicanos, just west of the city center. The teachers, all members of sections 7 and 40 of the National Union of Education Workers (SNTE) had planned to block the entry and exit of the state capital.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">Un tráiler se quedó sin frenos en Tuxtla Gutiérrez, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Chiapas?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Chiapas</a>, y arrolló a varias personas, <a href="https://twitter.com/PaolaVirrueta?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PaolaVirrueta</a> tiene imágenes grabadas minutos después del terrible accidente <a href="https://t.co/dtcSTfuLXT">pic.twitter.com/dtcSTfuLXT</a></p>&mdash; Ciro Gómez Leyva (@CiroGomezL) <a href="https://twitter.com/CiroGomezL/status/1009653625000378369?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 21, 2018</a></blockquote>

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As the police knew the teachers would strike, they were present in large numbers. It is believed that thanks to their presence during the accident, many lives were saved and without them, the death toll would have been much higher.

Source:

https://twitter.com/NTelevisa_com/status/1009669024987283456

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beana707 No. 29313 2018-06-21 : 18:05

How do you not see hundred people in the street??

Anonymous No. 29322 2018-06-21 : 22:28

The horn blared and was playing "la coo-ca-roch-ah"

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