MEXICO- Eight Americans have been killed after the tour bus they were on flipped over in Southeastern Mexico. Four others; two Swedes, one Canadian, and a tour guide from Mexico also died in yesterday’s bus crash.
“We express our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this tragedy. We are in contact with local authorities, and will continue to monitor the situation. We have staff on the scene and at local hospitals to assist victims and loved ones,” the US State Department said in a statement.
The bus was carrying passengers of Royal Caribbean’s Celebrity Equinox and Serenade of the Seas. The group was on a day tour of Mayan ruins. Four other Americans were slightly wounded.
“The news from Costa Maya about a bus accident involving #CelebrityEquinox & #SerenadeoftheSeas guests is heartbreaking. Our hearts go out to all those involved. We are doing all we can to care for our guests, including assisting with medical care and transportation,” the cruise line said in a tweet.