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Sheinbaum entourage involved in fatal crash

Updated: 2024-06-17 09:48
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Claudia Sheinbaum. [Photo/Agencies]

MEXICO CITY — The logistics and advance team of Mexican president-elect Claudia Sheinbaum were involved in a fatal crash on a highway in the northern state of Coahuila on Friday, local authorities said.

One person was dead and several others were injured in the accident, authorities said.

Sheinbaum was in another vehicle, and "stopped to learn about the situation of people already being treated" by emergency teams at the scene said, the authorities.

Mario Alberto Davila, the mayor of Monclova, confirmed to the media that the deceased was a woman.

According to preliminary reports, the accident was a headon collision between a vehicle of the entourage and a van, whose driver died.

The accident happened near the city of Monclova, Coahuila, close to where Sheinbaum was due to accompany President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on her first tour after the elections, observing efforts to recover the remains of 63 miners killed in a coal mine accident in 2006.

Mexican authorities said last week they had found the remains of some miners at the Pasta de Conchos mine, about 140 kilometers north of Monclova.

Sheinbaum and Lopez Obrador later arrived and spoke at a meeting near the old mine where the recovery efforts were being carried out.

Sheinbaum was elected the country's first female president in the election.

Lopez Obrador's term in office concludes at the end of September.

Xinhua - Agencies

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