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Autotur bus overturns injuring a dozen

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — A tour bus heading south toward Riviera Maya overturned on the Cancun-Puerto Morelos highway Sunday injuring a dozen passengers.

The accident took place around 1:30 p.m. near the town of Puerto Morelos. Civil Protection and police arrived to find the large passenger tour bus overturned on the ridge of the highway. The open lanes were shut down while emergency personnel tended to the wounded.

The Autotur bus was carrying 18 French national tourists. Reports say a dozen were injured and taken to local hospitals. The bus was headed south into Riviera Maya for a day tour.

Traffic was backed up for miles while authorities righted the bus and towed it. Police say they did not yet know the cause of the accident.