Mexico: 13 killed, 10 injured after passenger van overturns, flips into ditch on highway in Jalisco

Thirteen people were killed when their van overturned and flipped into a ditch on a highway in central Mexico, leaving another 10 people injured, officials said on Saturday.

Seven of the victims who died were initially trapped inside the car, the emergency services agency from Jalisco state said on Twitter.

The accident occurred near the city of Lagos de Moreno, on a highway that links the central states of Guanajuato and Jalisco, during a season in which Catholic pilgrims often visit a shrine in the nearby town of San Juan de los Lagos.

The emergency services agency said 12 people lost their lives at the scene of the accident, including two children, and another person later died in hospital.