At least 54 people lost their lives in southern Mexico on Friday after a truck, which was transporting migrants, turned turtle. 

Scores of others in the truck were on board the truck which met accident at Chiapas in Mexico. 

There were over 150 people, reported to be migrants from central America, in the truck when it met the accident. 

“It was horrible to hear the wailing. I just thought about helping,” said an eyewitness to news agency AFP. 

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Around 105 people, that included 83 men and 22 women sustained injuries injured in accident, Chiapas Governor Rutilio Escandón said. 

The truck was reportedly speeding when it flipped on a sharp bend and hit a pedestrian bridge on a main road leading to the Chiapas state capital, Tuxtla Gutiérrez. 

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador described the crash as “very painful” and said that he “deeply regrets the tragedy”. 

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