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One dies, another critical in Cancun truck fire

Cancún, Q.R. — One man has died and another remains in critical condition after a garbage collection truck they were driving rolled and caught fire.

The accident happened during the early morning hours of Thursday near the entrance of the Cancun sanitary landfill. Reports say that due to excessive speed, the driver of the unit lost control and rolled the truck, which instantly caught fire.

The small garbage collection unit, which provides service to Benito Juarez, had two workers inside, one of which died on scene from burns. The second male, the unit’s passenger, was rushed to the General Hospital of Cancun where he remains in critical condition.

Reports say that upon rolling over, the unit caught fire immediately, not giving either men time to escape from the burning cab.

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