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Riviera Maya tour van crashes leaving 8 injured

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — A tour van with passengers overturned on the federal highway near Xel-Ha while on its way to Playa del Carmen.

The accident occurred when the driver of a local tour company van lost control and ended up on its side. Municipal Civil Protection along with firemen from Tulum attended the accident, having to free people from inside the overturned van.

Preliminary reports sat that in total, eight people were injured, four of which were reported to be serious. All the injured received medical attention.

Unofficial reports say that the van was struck by a tire that dislodged from a dump truck, causing the van to crash.