At least 10 migrants were killed and 25 others were injured today when a truck they were traveling in overturned on a highway in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, on the border with Guatemala, according to the authorities’ provisional account of the accident.

A source from the prosecutor’s office, who asked not to be named, told AFP that the victims were women, including a minor, of Cuban origin.

The accident occurred during the morning hours on the section of the highway that connects Pijijiapan to Tonala, on the Pacific coast of the state of Chiapas.

This is the second such accident that has occurred in less than a week. Two migrants were killed and 27 others injured Thursday when the truck carrying them overturned in the same Mexican state.

Thousands of migrants of different nationalities cross Mexico on buses, trucks and even freight trains in an attempt to reach the US

The US Border Patrol officially recorded 1.8 million migrant crossings at the US southern border between October 2022 and August 2023.