Guatemala (Web Desk): At least 32 people, including children, were killed and about 17 injured after a truck drove into a crowd in western Guatemala.
According to media reports, the accident occurred late on Wednesday in the Nahuala municipality, where the crowd had reportedly gathered at the site of another traffic accident.
According to a representative of the local fire service, at least 17 injured people have been taken to a hospital in Solola, while nine more injured people have been taken to a hospital in the city of Quetzaltenango.
The driver fled the scene in his truck and his whereabouts are unknown. The truck did not have its lights on when it struck the group of people which may have been why the driver did not spot them, according to local media.
Con mucho pesar lamento la tragedia ocurrida en el municipio de Nahualá, Sololá que ha dejado más de 30 fallecidos a causa de un accidente de tránsito. En estos momentos estamos coordinando acciones para brindar todo el apoyo a los familiares de las víctimas. Mi sentido pésame.— Jimmy Morales (@jimmymoralesgt) March 28, 2019
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales extended his condolences over the incident.