Image copyright AFP Image caption People look on at the scene of the bus crash in Cancun
At least 19 people are dead after a bus crashed near a popular resort in Mexico’s Caribbean coast, officials say.
Officials have now confirmed that 18 people died and another was missing.
The train carrying dozens of tourists from the city of Playa del Carmen struck a power pole and flipped over.
Police say they are searching for the possible “body in the wreckage”.
Police spokeswoman Fatima Moreno confirmed the number of dead but could not say how many were hurt.
The Foreign Office says they are aware of reports of a bus crash and are providing consular assistance to the local authorities.
Playa del Carmen is a popular getaway spot near the popular resort city of Cancun.
Photo: AFP Image caption Witnesses said the bus they saw carried a large sign reading, “Road Safety”.
A group of local people told the BBC they saw the bus carrying dozens of passengers travelling along a crowded tourist road on the central coast when it lost control.
“The bus was travelling along Palma de la Alegria where we were driving with our nephews. It was really crowded there and suddenly it hit a pole, the bus flipped over and everyone got out,” the group said.
They said the injured and dead were scattered over the road and in the trees.
Image copyright Reuters Image caption Local people said they saw the bus travelling along Palma de la Alegria where they were driving with their nephews
Lillian de Cason, 36, whose partner was on the bus with their children, said their lives changed.
“She grabbed our children and said ‘it’s over, it’s over’,” she said.
“The doors were open and everybody was flying from the bus.”