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Train crashes into bus in state of Chihuahua

Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua — A train has crashed into a passenger bus along a highway about 100 kilometers from the city of Cuauhtémoc Sunday.

An El Chepe train hit a passenger bus belonging to the company Noroeste on Sunday, dragging the bus more than 100 meters before finally coming to a stop. The accident took place along the Cuauhtémoc-Álvaro Obregón highway about 100 kilometers from the state capital.

The convoy of locomotives and wagons hit the middle part of the left side of the passenger bus, dragging it at least a hundred meters until it managed to stop.

Hours earlier, the train left the city of Chihuahua bound for Los Mochis, Sinaloa driven by a 58-year-old engineer.

On the bus were 10 passengers traveling to Estación Divisadero, in the Barrancas del Cobre National Park. Eight of the people on board the bus suffered injuries. Four of those injured were from Mexico City.

The official report says that two of the seriously injured were elderly people who remain hospitalized.

There is no word yet on what caused the collision.

Update: This story has been updated to reflect the accident took place outside Cuauhtémoc, not a borough of Mexico City as originally reported.